Default Win 8 partition arrangement?


[H]F Junkie
Apr 5, 2001
I really haven't kept up with Win 8 but I'm getting free licenses thru school/ACM and I'm probably buying a second 830 SSD soon so I figured I'd toss Win 8 on it and slowly migrate my stuff. I'm wondering how it partitions the drive by default tho.

Win 7 used to do the recovery partition but I'd avoid it (by deleting it during setup) just because it wasn't all that useful (beyond Bitlocker & System Restore) and it needlessly complicated my drive image backups. Has any of that changed?

I'd start the install and just check for myself but I haven't bought the spare drive yet and my Win 8 copy is downloading maddeningly slow so it'll be a while...