Windows 10: How to remove System Partition Windows 10 (64-bit) Solved

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  1. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       10 Feb 2017 #11

    So I have to ask, (I'm not OP), what is the value of the keeping HPTool partition and Recovery partition. These two partitions are ancient history. If the laptop were to rebuilt today I assume a clean install under Windows 10 would be done, not installing Windows x (7 or 8), then trying to upgrade.

    With the OP understanding he is losing old software could the recovery partition be repurposed on this notebook?
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #12

    If knm10 wants to delete it or back it up & delete it... no problem.
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  3. Posts : 8
    Win 10 (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       10 Feb 2017 #13

    Dear all

    Thank you very much for your suggestions. I also think Hp_tools and Hp_Recovery partitions are useless. So how to delete these 😓.

    Should I just right click these two in disk management and boom click delete? I already have image of my previous hdd, which had these two partitions.
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  4. Posts : 2,422
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       10 Feb 2017 #14

    If you've already made a backup for the HD. Open admin command prompt (Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)) and type:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 4
    delete partition override
    select partition 3
    delete partition override
    exit

    You'll end up with one single unallocated partition after C drive.

    NOTE: partitions are numbered from left to right is 1->4. so delete 4 first.
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  5. Posts : 8
    Win 10 (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       10 Feb 2017 #15

    So, I have deleted the 'Recovery D:' partition using Partition wizard. Then I used PW to create two logical partitions and everything seems to be working just fine even after multiple restarts.

    Here is the image of my new disk structure:

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    So, things are now as just I wanted. Thank you very much all for your help.

    Just another thing, should I be concerned about drive letters for 'System' and Hp_tools partitions? or shall I leave it as it is.

    I actually converted my previous hard disk from dynamic to basic, as Acronis wasn't allowing me to clone a dynamic hard disk, and perhaps that conversion assigned drive letter to those partitions.
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  6.    11 Feb 2017 #16

    System shouldn't have a drive letter. You certainly don't want to see it in explorer...!
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  7. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       11 Feb 2017 #17

    Sorry I thought the goal was to not create them as logical partitions so we needed to delete Primaries? If you just wanted logical then we need not have done this.
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  •    11 Feb 2017 #18

    ...you can remove the drive letter using disk management or a partition manager...
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  • Posts : 8
    Win 10 (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       11 Feb 2017 #19

    The Recovery partition was pretty useless when I converted from basic to dynamic while creating new partitions in the past, so no worries plus I gain some 20gb of wasted space .

    When I try to remove the drive letter from System, a message appears that :
    The volume System (I:) Simple volume is currently in use.
    If you continue, the drive letter will be freed, however it will still be available for use until you restart the computer.
    Warning: Changing the drive letter of a volume might cause programs to no longer run.

    Should I continue or leave it as I'm not having any problems right now.
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  • Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       11 Feb 2017 #20

    I can't answer question on drive letter but I believe you want your new partition as Primaries. Not logicals of some other partition.
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