Appliance: Dell K2000 v3.6.98680

I am trying to modify this article for use with three partitions. Creating and formatting the partitions seems easy enough, but I cannot seem to wrap my head around the BCD fix:
bcdedit /store D:\boot\bcd /set {bootmgr} device partition=D:
bcdedit /store D:\boot\bcd /set {default} device partition=C:
bcdedit /store D:\boot\bcd /set {default} OSdevice partition=C:
I tried looking over the help files but that just got me more confused. What, if any, changes need to be made here? 

Edit for clarification:
We have about 400 Samsung Slate tablets running Windows 7. I want to make an image in case any of them need to be reimaged at some point. They come with three partitions, the 100 MB boot manager, the main C drive, and a 512 MB Recovery partition. I just want to make sure I make any necessary imaging as painless as possible.
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If your third partition has nothing to do with booting the OS, then you don't need to add anything to that script.  BCDedit is only for configuring the boot data, it doesn't manage extra partitions.
Answered 11/24/2014 by: nheyne
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  • It's a recovery partition, does that make a difference?
    • Yes probably, if you plan to boot to it. What is the scenario of your deployment? What are you trying to accomplish?
      • We have about 400 Samsung Slate tablets running Windows 7. I want to make an image in case any of them need to be reimaged at some point. They come with three partitions, the 100 MB boot manager, the main C drive, and a 512 MB Recovery partition. I just want to make sure I make any necessary imaging as painless as possible.
    • Ah, tablets...I would recommend capturing an image that does not include the 100MB partition, makes things simpler and it is very easy to do. I have not played with that tablet so maybe someone else can help more, but I have found personally that recovery partitions are more work than just reimaging completely.
      • I agree 100%. If you can reimage from your deployment system, what's the point in maintaining a recovery partition?
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That's also an older article that doesn't apply to newer versions of the k2. So that may be causing some confusion. Basically you don't need the first diskpart commands to swap the c and d partitions.
If you're copying those commands you will want to swap the c and d drives back - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/bcd-fix-for-three-partitions#sthash.BJGepdTV.dpuf
If you're copying those commands you will want to swap the c and d drives back. And since you have a 3rd partition you will want to throw that in. You just need the straight-forward commands for what you're dealing with. I'll chime in yet again and say it's simplest and easiest to create your images and always deal with one partition.
Answered 11/25/2014 by: jegolf
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