Upgraded windows 10, weird disk partitions?

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  1. Posts : 14
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    Upgraded windows 10, weird disk partitions?


    Hi guys
    i upgraded my windows 7 to 10, i looked into my disk partitions and i found a weird partition on my C/OS Drive.
    there is the C drive, system reserved, and another partition thats 450mb i dont know what this is.
    i have attached a screenshot of it too, i am unable to format it in disk management, or do anything to it.
    if i right click it the only option that comes up is "help"

    any help would be appreciated.
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    Last edited by pazy66; 25 Jan 2016 at 22:42.
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  2. Posts : 151
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    If I'm not mistaken, System Reserved is a partition that newly created for Windows 10 (normally 500MB) and the 450 is the partition been brought through the upgrade from previous Windows.

    To get rid of it, clean install is the best choice. During the setup, delete all those partitions including the partition to install Windows. It'll be combined into 1 unallocated partition, then proceed the installation. At the end, Windows will only create 2 partitions, 1 for the OS and 1 for the reserved.
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  3. Posts : 17,344
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    The 450mb partition contains the WindowsRE (Recovery Environment). If you hold down shift key when you click restart from the power icon you will enter the recovery environment - that is what the 450mb partition contains. It does not contain the actual recovery image that would be needed to re-install Windows - just the troubleshooting menu options.

    BTW, the screenshot you posted is not your disk management screen.

    If you really want to see what is on it - and what is on any partition then install MiniTool Partition Wizard free. Right click on any partition and select explore.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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  4. Posts : 14
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    Private said:
    If I'm not mistaken, System Reserved is a partition that newly created for Windows 10 (normally 500MB) and the 450 is the partition been brought through the upgrade from previous Windows.

    To get rid of it, clean install is the best choice. During the setup, delete all those partitions including the partition to install Windows. It'll be combined into 1 unallocated partition, then proceed the installation. At the end, Windows will only create 2 partitions, 1 for the OS and 1 for the reserved.

    so the 450mb file is of no real use?


    NavyLCDR said:
    The 450mb partition contains the WindowsRE (Recovery Environment). If you hold down shift key when you click restart from the power icon you will enter the recovery environment - that is what the 450mb partition contains. It does not contain the actual recovery image that would be needed to re-install Windows - just the troubleshooting menu options.
    im confused, Private stated its a partition been brought over from windows 7?...


    ok so it holds the WindowsRE. i thought windows only created 2 partitions for the OS? why is there now a third?...
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    pazy66 said:
    im confused, Private stated its a partition been brought over from windows 7?...
    And he was probably wrong.

    pazy66 said:
    ok so it holds the WindowsRE. i thought windows only created 2 partitions for the OS? why is there now a third?...
    Because the Windows 10 had to create a recovery environment that is compatible with Windows 10, but it leaves the old recovery partitions in tact in case the computer has the capability to do recovery from them.
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  6. Posts : 14
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    NavyLCDR said:
    And he was probably wrong.
    it does hold the windowsRE i used the program stated and it contains files pertaining to recovery and troubleshooting,
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  7. Posts : 151
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    As I said before "if I'm not mistaken". I was assuming without looking your Disk Management status and I made a wrong statement... sorry.
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  8. Posts : 14
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    Private said:
    As I said before "if I'm not mistaken". I was assuming without looking your Disk Management status and I made a wrong statement... sorry.
    this is strange however, i am used to windows making 2 partitions, not 3...
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  9. Posts : 22,741
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    pazy66 said:
    this is strange however, i am used to windows making 2 partitions, not 3...
    I have 3 partitions set up when I installed 10.. Image:

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  10. Posts : 151
    Windows 10
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    pazy66 said:
    this is strange however, i am used to windows making 2 partitions, not 3...
    I'm not sure why there was a difference, this one is only 2 created by the setup.

    Upgraded windows 10, weird disk partitions?-dm1.png

    The size also varies.
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