How to delete multiple Recovery Partitions

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  1.    18 Sep 2016 #11

    I am looking at this again now. In the other thread, number 6, does it delete any of my data on C: or my D: partition that I already created? It looks complicated, but I supposed I can make my way through the Option 2 in the thread post 6.

    I have posted an image of my partitions again using MiniTool. Is there some easy step I can take using MiniTool?

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  2.    18 Sep 2016 #12

    Hi, to do that (simply address the issue with partition management) you do need to do what Slartybart said #8 so you can identify the partition you actually need to keep for sure.

    Before making any changes, make sure you have a full set of disk images to give you a second chance.

    If you are experiencing difficulty with the command prompt window, that does indicate some other issue.
    Windows key + X, click Command prompt (admin).

    Does that work?

    Here's mine:
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    Now you will note partition5 in the command prompt window.
    Count to 5 in the partitions on the relevant disk - Disk 2 in my case.

    Note there is a 450Mb Recovery Partition as partition 1. I believe the 2nd was created when I did an in-place upgrade repair. 450 Mb is typical. Note there's a 16Mb partition too, which shouldn't be touched.

    In your case, the largest is likely to be a manufacturer's recovery partition, assuming that's applicable. I'd be guessing about the others.

    After that you could consider using a bootable partition manager to rearrange your partitions.

    Using disk imaging and a Clean install.

    You won't lose any data. Why? All you're dealing with is your system disk/ partitions, and if you have followed the procedure, the OS partition created by the clean install is replaced by your existing one.

    You get a clean partition layout - assuming you've deleted all unnecessary partitions on that disk- or formatted it before clean installing- and your Windows exactly as was.

    At the end you'll need to do a startup repair.
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  3.    19 Sep 2016 #13

    Thanks again. I'll give it a try. I'll let you know!
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