Windows 10: Question about drive partition ~ see image

  1.    30 Mar 2018 #1

    Question about drive partition ~ see image


    Can someone please look at the below hard drive partitions and tell me what the 12.6 GB partition 5 is and if its needed? Can I combine it with partition 3? Thanks for your help

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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Mar 2018 #2

    It look like it's Dell's factory reset image partition. If so, Disk Management should say that it's an OEM partition.
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  3.    31 Mar 2018 #3

    You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard (MTPW) to peruse that partition and decide if you want to keep it. I deleted all Dell bloatware from my Dell laptop and just use the standard Windows tools and Reflect for backups.

    You can use MTPW to delete Partition 5, move Partition 4 to the right then expand Partition 3 to use the adjacent free space.
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