Do I need both Windows Recovery Environment partitions after 8.1 Upgrade?
When my Windows 8 PC was brand new, the disk had EFI, WINRETOOLS, C, and PBR partitions. After I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I had another, unlabeled, Windows Recovery Environment (WRE) partition in between my C and PBR partitions. I subsequently deleted the PBR partition, because I have two "Recovery Drive" copies of it (a USB flashdrive and a set of DVDs.)
I don't really want to use either "Recovery Drive" and go back to Windows 8, because I also updated all of my PC's drivers to 8.1. Everything took a lot of time and effort. If something goes wrong, I'm relying on recovering from a disk image I've saved to a USB hard drive. When I created the image, the routine said to was saving the EFI, C and Windows Recovery Environment partitions. No mention of the which WRE partition or partitions.
My question is, why did I get another WRE partition when I upgraded to Windows 8.1, and do I actually need both WRE Partitions now that I'm on 8.1?