Windows 10: Which partitions can I delete? Solved

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  1.    15 Apr 2016 #1

    Which partitions can I delete?


    Hi

    Which of these partitions can I delete? See attach.

    1 or more negate Macrum.

    OS on SSD. 2 additional HDs.

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 1,643
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       15 Apr 2016 #2

    gwatts said: View Post
    Hi

    Which of these partitions can I delete? See attach.
    None of Disk 2. All the four are needed to run the system.

    If you need to delete D or E, you may delete any one of them depending on your need.

    I would suggest you to convert partition E to GPT. If you use Partition Wizard Bootable CD to do it, there will be no data loss.
    How to Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial
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  3.    15 Apr 2016 #3

    From an elevated (admin) command prompt, execute: reagentc /info

    Tell us which partition is says is for WinRE. I expect it's partition 5 on Disk 2 but that should be confirmed to understand the consequences of deleting it.

    The 100 MB partition - don't touch it, otherwise you won't be able to boot.
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  4.    15 Apr 2016 #4

    Arc said: View Post
    None of Disk 2. All the four are needed to run the system.
    ...
    One of the four (probably the first) showing is very likely an obsolete WinRE partition left over from prior operating system. " Needed to run the system" could be a value judgment - some folks don't care whether they have WinRE partition functionality or not - In any event, no reason to have 2.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       15 Apr 2016 #5

    Yes, that's right. There is two recoveries, and the 450 MB one is from the current installation.
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  6.    15 Apr 2016 #6

    So you guys don't think its strange that his sata cables are also messed up?? That would drive me nuts.
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  7.    15 Apr 2016 #7

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    So you guys don't think its strange that his sata cables are also messed up?? That would drive me nuts.
    We were counting on you to pipe up Mike.
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  •    15 Apr 2016 #8

    @gwatts
    Disk 0 should be your C: Drive
    Disk 1 should be your D: Drive
    Disk 2 should be your E: drive.
    You have all your sata cables hooked up on the wrong drives. These should have numbers on them that you can read on your motherboard.
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  •    15 Apr 2016 #9

    @OldMike65 apparently has CDO. It's like OCD but in alphabetical order, like it should be.
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  •    15 Apr 2016 #10

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    @gwatts
    Disk 0 should be your C: Drive
    Disk 1 should be your D: Drive
    Disk 2 should be your E: drive.
    You have all your sata cables hooked up on the wrong drives. These should have numbers on them that you can read on your motherboard.
    If it works it works.. what's the harm??
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