Strange Windows 10 'other' Partition


  1. Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro-Workstation: x64
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    Strange Windows 10 'other' Partition


    does anyone know the purpose of the 'OTHER' partition that is created by Windoze10 setup..? I understand that the other three are:-
    1. recovery partition
    2. boot partition
    3. installation partition

    but I don't know what is on the other one?

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    anybody?

    thanks
    Last edited by snadge; 12 Jun 2019 at 17:07.
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  2.    #2

    Can you post a screenshot from disk manager showing all the details so we can see what you mean
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  3. Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro-Workstation: x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    sorry forgot too add it...
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    That is the 16MB Microsoft reserved partition (MSR) that is only found on GPT formatted drives. It is hidden in Disk Management, but can be seen in your Partition Wizard and will be listed in Diskpart.


    Microsoft Reserved Partition - Wikipedia
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    Windows 10 Pro-Workstation: x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    is it safe to delete?

    my Acronis backup doesnt detect it and it screws up my backup
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    snadge said: View Post
    is it safe to delete?

    There are differing opinions on that. Some report deleting it with no apparent ill effect. I've never tried. Read this and make your choice....

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  7.    #7

    Why have you got 70 gig of free space why not expand c?
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  8.    #8

    Samuria said: View Post
    Why have you got 70 gig of free space why not expand c?
    I'll bet they are a believer in overprovisioning.
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  9. Posts : 40
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    whats wrong with over-provisioning?

    I am installing Linux Mint on that partition
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  10. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    I always leave free space it's a good thing no reason to let windows write all over the place
    Actually I believe I would reduce C even more 17% used now I'd reduce it to 40% used.
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