1.    06 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    How to get rid of all unnecessary partitions in Windows 8.1

    I have created extra partitions when I wanted to make a dual boot with Linux OS and Windows. I have had both Linux Mint and Ubuntu installed. After the second installation, I am not sure which of the partitions are used by Linux and which ones are used by Windows.

    What I want to do, is simply get rid of all partitions, besides the ones used by Windows, but (I know it sounds dumb) I can't seem to find out which ones I can delete to go back to the original Windows boot (or if this is even possible without making a clean install).
    I hope someon can help me out here. Here is a screenshot of my partitions:
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    As this is in danish, I have added some translation for the names of the partitions.

    (Of course I realise that C: and D: are used by windows, but otherwise I am not completely sure)
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  2.    06 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 59
    Windows 10

    If nothing exists on those partitions, then Partition Wizard (Free tool) to delete and then use same tool to extend the C/D partitions to recover your space. Don't delete the recovery partition, though!

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

    Is Grub the boot loader? You can boot off of Windows recovery CD and restore the Windows MBR:

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  3.    06 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,580
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    saved the first five partitions... (you have a small reserve partition not shown in disk management)
    you can delete or Format the 437GB partition and I assume the last 20GB partition (although it may contain the factory recovery image)
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