Windows 10: Excess Partitions?


  1. Posts : 321
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
       22 Nov 2017 #1

    Excess Partitions?


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    Here's my partition breakdown after updating to 1709. Which ones can I (or should I) throw away?
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  2.    22 Nov 2017 #2

    The top 3 are empty so they can go both recovery are d: without more details on them it's hard to say if there current or old
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  3. Posts : 321
    Windows 10 home 1709 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       22 Nov 2017 #3

    Very good. Apparently both recovery drives are the same drive, just listed twice. They don't take up much space so I'll leave them alone.
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  4. Posts : 5,469
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 Nov 2017 #4

    Samuria said: View Post
    The top 3 are empty so they can go...
    The top three are shown as empty because (from what we can see) they are: partition 1: EFI, partitions 4 & 5: Recovery - Disk Management does not have sufficient permissions to list their contents so it says they are unused, it doesn't mean they are empty or not in use. Minitool Partition Wizard will tell another story....

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  5.    22 Nov 2017 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    The top three are shown as empty because (from what we can see) they are: partition 1: EFI, partitions 4 & 5: Recovery - Disk Management does not have sufficient permissions to list their contents so it says they are unused, it doesn't mean they are empty or not in use. Minitool Partition Wizard will tell another story....
    Correct.

    Samuria said: View Post
    The top 3 are empty so they can go both recovery are d: without more details on them it's hard to say if there current or old
    Delete Disk 0 Partition 1 (the top partition), and the computer will stop booting because it is an EFI System Partition.
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  6. Posts : 587
    Windows 10
       22 Nov 2017 #6

    Windows Disk Management does not show the whole picture, nor all partitions, those first three partitions are not empty.
    I would leave it alone as you have plenty of free space.

    There seems to be a slight oddity of the two Recovery (D partitions, one of which is probably the manufacturers Recovery partition. The other maybe when you made a Recovery drive at some point.
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  7. Posts : 2,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       24 Nov 2017 #7

    Use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to peruse the contents of the partitions. I suspect the 460Mb & 960MB partitions are recovery partitions and that the 460MB one is an old partition which can be deleted - check the file dates before you delete and use reagentc /info to see which partition is configured for recovery. Don't delete the 260Mb partition. Please do a full system backup before you start fiddling about with partitions.
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