1. Originally Posted by Nickynoo
I'm trying to understand this, Id love to be right but I'm asking because I just don't know. The sizes in mb with the recovery partitions what do they mean? if those partitions arnt really that size why is that size in there?
They are that size: 481 MB and 450 MB. Don't let the 100% free fool you, it's a lie. Your C: drive is at 464.75 * 1024 = 475,904 MB.

Not sure why you're questioning the size of the recovery partitions?
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2. Thanks for the help. I still don't understand it, perhaps somethings arnt meant to be understood.
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3. Originally Posted by Nickynoo
I'm trying to understand this, Id love to be right but I'm asking because I just don't know. The sizes in mb with the recovery partitions what do they mean? if those partitions arnt really that size why is that size in there?
Your hard drive partitions are being shown in two different units. C: drive is in Gigabytes. 1 Gigabyte is 1024 Megabytes. The other three partitions are being shown in Megabytes. So... sticking with Gigabytes.

System reserved is 100 MB / 1024 = .098 GB (Gigabytes)
C: Drive is 464.75 GB (Gigabytes)
First recovery is 481 MB / 1024 = .47 GB (Gigabytes)
2nd recovery is 450 MB / 1024 = .44 GB (Gigabytes)

Your hard drive is a total of 465.758 GB (Gigabytes) (probably sold as a 500 GB drive)

Thats why even if you reclaimed all of the space of the hard drive in the three other partitions, you would only gain 0.2% (.0002) free space.
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4. Originally Posted by Nickynoo
Thanks for the help. I still don't understand it, perhaps somethings arnt meant to be understood.
No problem, guess I can't see the breakdown in understanding.

450 MB in size means 450 x 1024 x 1024 = 471,859,200 Bytes (MB stands for Megabytes)
481 MB in size means 481 x 1024 x 1024 = 504,365,056 Bytes
464.75 GB in size means 464.75 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 499,021,512,704 Bytes (GB stands for Gigabytes)

Now I see Navy LCDR beat me to it - yes, the total bytes, after adding in the 100 MB is 500,102,594,560 which a manufacturer will sell as 500 gigabytes because they count a gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 bytes - which is of course in their favor from a common perception standpoint.
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5. Wordman I agree with you - its not worth the hassle recovering that space (of the original OSes recovery partition), and I just realised that when I made that sum I mixed up gb and mb, but I'm sure you realised that.
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6. thankyou too Navy
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7. Originally Posted by Nickynoo
Wordman I agree with you - its not worth the hassle recovering that space (of the original OSes recovery partition), and I just realised that when I made that sum I mixed up gb and mb, but I'm sure you realised that.
Well I did, that's why I bolded and underlined GB. Glad you're sorted now.
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8. Thankyou
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9. Now wait a minute. This isn't making sense... How can a full recovery partition only be 481mb in size when Windows 7, 8 or 10 is over 3 gigabytes before it is installed?
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10. I don't understand it either. Don't confuse me anymore please. Ive always installed the tp builds via windows update and then let the install process happen by itself. Perhaps its compressed or something.
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