Partitions Right on SSD?


  1. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
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    Partitions Right on SSD?


    Windows 10 Home x64 18362.418
    ((Clean install planned of 1909 soon as can get that done)
    Windows Defender/Malware Bytes Free for Protection

    Noticed another partition at end of my Laptops 128gb SSD, Did that come from doing a system reset months ago to fix the missing Temporary internet files location, possibly caused by removing Avast too much or something?
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  2. Posts : 35,535
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    This is almost certainly a replacement larger Recovery partition. The first one is now unused. Same here, nothing new.
    Partitions Right on SSD?-1.png

    Because the Recovery partition is placed before C: it can't be expanded as part of an upgrade, whereas Windows is supposed to be able to take space from C: to expand the one shown to the right. Strange, isn't it?
    Last edited by dalchina; 12 Oct 2019 at 12:35.
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  3. Posts : 1,450
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
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    Oh I see, well with a 128gb m.2 ssd currently in this Laptop, got a little concerned, guess may fix when i do the clean install to 1909 eventually. Otherwise laptop running great, same as Desktop
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    AMDMan2016 said:
    Oh I see, well with a 128gb m.2 ssd currently in this Laptop, got a little concerned, guess may fix when i do the clean install to 1909 eventually. Otherwise laptop running great, same as Desktop
    Add long as you delete all partitions on the SSD and do the clean install to nothing but unallocated space, then it will get straightened out.
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  5. Posts : 1,450
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    Yes thats how i normally do it on the systems, Laptop i just did a reset many months ago before updating to 1903 back then, had a little bit of issues back then, not sure if was caused by Avast or not, but Temporary Internet Files location was missing on Desktop and Laptop for some reason.

    Hasn't happened again, but also haven't reinstalled Avast Free in a long while now
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  6. Posts : 7,127
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard (MPW) to peruse the dates of those recovery partitions and confirm which is the latest one being used - also by reagentc / info.

    You can also use MPT to delete the old recovery partition, move the other system partition(s) to the start of the drive and recover the space saved to C:. Ensure you make a full system backup before doing this.
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    And you can explore the content of partitions, should you wish.
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    Steve C said:
    You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard (MPW) to peruse the dates of those recovery partitions and confirm which is the latest one being used - also by reagentc / info.

    You can also use MPT to delete the old recovery partition, move the other system partition(s) to the start of the drive and recover the space saved to C:. Ensure you make a full system backup before doing this.
    Moving partitions is harder than it sounds as there is a hidden MSR partition in the way for UEFI installations which even 3rd partitioning tools cannot move. You can image backup with good old Macrium Reflect and restore in any order you want reclaiming space that way.
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