Windows 8 Oem partition shrinks after attempted Ubuntu installation

  frost3003 23:10 26 May 2013

Hi guys, My name is Abdul.I recently got the hp envy dv7 and wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I was expecting a straightforward installation with Wubi. After installation it appeared in the os selection menu all right but Wouldn't boot. So I checked from the Ubuntu website and realised I had to do it differently with windows 8. I disabled some features, changed some bios settings and created a live USB as instructed.during the installation I was asked how I wanted to install it and I chose "something else", created some partitions and started the procedure. A window appeared telling me the installation was complete, but when I restarted the machine the boot menu didn't appear and windows showed that windows 8 was the only os. So I tried the installation again and this time I chose to install it alongside windows 8. Now this is where I really messed up. It automatically chose a partition, which happened to be the recovery partition and created a partition out of the 3gb I had left in it. The installation failed again because of low space. When I checked my windows the recovery now had 100kb free space and the 3gb was unallocated. I had to specify the things that led to my situation so I could get accurate answers. My question now is, how do I get the 3gb free space back to my recovery?

  theDarkness 21:50 18 Jun 2013

if you cannot resize the recovery partition within windows 8, try easus partition master free instead. It should show all partitions and has more features that the default windows partitioning tool.

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