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  1. Joined : Mar 2015
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    Windows 8.1
       16 Sep 2016 #11

    cereberus said: View Post
    Use Macrium Reflect Free - by far the most recommended tool on this forum.

    You can choose what ever partitions you like to backup.
    I saw in a Forum a girl trying to explain Macrium Reflect to another person, and I didn't think I would ever be able to figure it out. That's why I never tried to use it.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,123
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       16 Sep 2016 #12

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    I saw in a Forum a girl trying to explain Macrium Reflect to another person, and I didn't think I would ever be able to figure it out. That's why I never tried to use it.
    Slightly less frightening (though said by some here to be less reliable than Macrium) is the built-in 'Windows 7 Backup & Restore' that's included with Windows 10. I've used that to make System Images (and previously with Win7) and never had a problem with it. In fact, the system I'm running now was restored from one about a year ago (I played around with first release of W10 a bit too much and wanted to get back to square one). Plus - with Backup & Restore you CAN choose not to backup your D: partition.

    Regarding deleting the D: recovery partition. At 15.59 GB it's unlikely to contain anything other than the recovery image, Toshiba's OEM recovery image for my (as was) Win7 laptop was 13GB. On my Toshiba there was also a D: recovery drive, though unlike your system, the C: and D: partitions were each about half the disk. The actual recovery image was in a HDDRecovery folder on D:, the rest of the free space being intended for user data. I've deleted my HDDRecovery folder* and now use the free space for other things.

    * actually, I still have a system image of the original HDD, just in case.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,384
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       16 Sep 2016 #13

    Macrium Reflect is really quite easy to install and use. It is the choice of many here on Tenforums. And it's free.

    Macrium Reflect - Backup Restore - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 33
    Windows 8.1
       16 Sep 2016 #14

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Macrium Reflect is really quite easy to install and use. It is the choice of many here on Tenforums. And it's free.

    Macrium Reflect - Backup Restore - Windows 10 Forums
    At this point I just want to know how to delete the information on that D drive or be able to get rid of D drive and incorporated it with my C drive, so it want continue to back up Win. 8 to my External Hard Drive, using up space.
    I have already bought this backup program, and cannot afford to buy another backup program.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,384
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       16 Sep 2016 #15

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    At this point I just want to know how to delete the information on that D drive or be able to get rid of D drive and incorporated it with my C drive, so it want continue to back up Win. 8 to my External Hard Drive, using up space.
    I have already bought this backup program, and cannot afford to buy another backup program.
    I see. Macrium is free, but your only concern now is getting rid of "D". This tool is also FREE and is used by many here. It can delete the partition safely. Give it a look, and click the box to download the free version. Lots of people on Tenforums can help with it's use.

    MiniTool Partition Manager—Partition Wizard
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 33
    Windows 8.1
       16 Sep 2016 #16

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I see. Macrium is free, but your only concern now is getting rid of "D". This tool is also FREE and is used by many here. It can delete the partition safely. Give it a look, and click the box to download the free version. Lots of people on Tenforums can help with it's use.

    MiniTool Partition Manager—Partition Wizard
    When I went to download I saw 3 things with Download on them, but I'm not sure I downloaded the correct one. Is the correct one called "pwfree91.exe"? I'm not going to install until I can have someone help me do it. I usually don't download anything from places with several places to download. I'm so afraid I might get the wrong thing. It's been quite a long time, since I messed up my computer and I sure don't want to now. I'm not really very computer literate.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       16 Sep 2016 #17

    That is the one yes , it's always a good idea to right click on all downloads and have your virus and malware scanner scan it before you double click it to Run the installer.

    and +1 from me on Macrium too great free program


    BTW.....Some backup programs like the built in one in win10 will backup ANYTHING they think is necessary to do a complete Restore of Windows, it is why I now use Macrium actually .

    That new tutorial looks great too , didn't know it was there...

    KB
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 455
    Windows 10 Home
       16 Sep 2016 #18

    "At this point I just want to know how to delete the information on that D drive or be able to get rid of D drive and incorporated it with my C drive"
    Easy way to delete the info is just r-click the drive and Format. This will wipe all info in seconds and clear the space for re-use. Use a partition manager, as recommended, if you want to merge with C.
    PS; I did a similar thing. I never wanted to go back to orig 8.1 system and since I create images with Acronis, I formatted the D drive and used the space to put copies of all install programs on it. This is useful because if I do a clean install, the D drive is left intact to quickly re-install all programs to the clean system. Just another option to consider. Good Luck
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  9.    17 Sep 2016 #19

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    I would like to Remove the D partition drive or remove just the Win. 8 information <snip> If something happens to this computer, I don't want to have to recover it by using this Recovery Drive for Win. 8.
    If you don't want to restore back to 8 there is no point keeping it on your disk. You already have a backup of it in case you want it in future for some reason.

    Berton said: View Post
    Since that partition has a drive letter assigned you should be able to use Disk Management to remove the partition. That will create unallocated space which usually Disk Management can Extend C: into.
    I think this is the easiest way (not withstanding the backup discussion). To elaborate slightly, go to disk management by holding down the and X keys together and then pick Disk Management from the menu that appears.

    In Disk Management screen, Right click on D and select "Delete Volume...". Make sure you pick the correct one

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    Then right click on C and click "Extend Volume...".
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,384
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       17 Sep 2016 #20

    lx07 said: View Post
    If you don't want to restore back to 8 there is no point keeping it on your disk. You already have a backup of it in case you want it in future for some reason.

    I think this is the easiest way (not withstanding the backup discussion). To elaborate slightly, go to disk management by holding down the and X keys together and then pick Disk Management from the menu that appears.

    In Disk Management screen, Right click on D and select "Delete Volume...". Make sure you pick the correct one

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    Then right click on C and click "Extend Volume...".
    @Sonjstar This really is the quickest way to delete the partition and get your space back. If the Disk Management should balk for some reason, Minitool will do the job (yes, you downloaded the correct one).

    Not to belabor, but the backup software that came with your machine (and you update for $$) is honestly not the best move going forward. When you get the partition issue straightened out, you should take the time to investigate the Macrium backup system. It is far superior (no, I don't work for them ). The built-in Windows backup system is functional, but archaic and incredibly inflexible. Just trying to give you some honest advice, along with all the others here giving honest advice. The choice is yours to make. All are here to help.

    TC
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