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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #21
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Home

    OK, well, if you're not going to delete those partitions, then you have no space to reclaim. You're done.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #22
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    How can I delete them?

    As it is now does it mean that those Local Disk spaces are now available for other uses?

    Is it then smarter to let the 4GB be "lost"? I have a 500GB SSD and don't play video games etc. What is on the C: drive is the result of a few years of use (documents & other files) in 2 computers and 3 hard drives (transferred), so I can inexpertly guess that 4.02GB won't be critically missed
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #23
    Join Date : May 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    To be clear, do you mean I should download that MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete those now unnamed spaces?
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #24
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
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    Windows 10 Home

    Missing the 4 GB is solely a value judgment for you to make but I see your point since you have gobs of room on C: drive.

    MiniTool was just something I thought I'd mention as something much more effective in managing partitions than the limited user interface in disk mgmt.

    If you are logged into Windows on a user id that has administrator privileges, you should be able to delete those two partitions with disk mgmt. or diskpart either one.

    Unless you have a reliable image/backup of your disk to fall back on, you may want to leave well enough alone for now.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #25
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Felt brave. Did I do it right? >


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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #26
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    Penn's Woods
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    Windows 10 Home

    Yep, sure looks like a good job to me.

    Now you can expand C: into the unallocated space if you want.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #27
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Apparently the Tool and I reached the same decision, to leave 515MB unallocated (I had to do that last operation 2x, each time approximately halving that unallocated space; finally we both quit at 515MB)

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    So going from C: having 391.53GB free space before these actions to now 394.91GB free space in C: , my nice HP EliteBook has gained almost 3.4GB with which to play

    Will now re-boot to confirm I haven't totally wrecked something critical. Assuming not, thanks!!
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #28
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    OK, now I can really say (write) "Thank You"!

    Not only did the above operations add space, but after successfully re-booting as I was now downloading some short video backup files from a 32GB USB stick, look what WinX v1709 decided was in now-D:

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    It seems to have gotten over its silly dizzy spell. OK, I am sure there were rational reasons why those drives became that way, but am very happy to see it all works as one expects it to!
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #29
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Home

    Good to see it's sorted, Airider!
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