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  1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       17 Sep 2016 #41

    Kbird said: View Post

    Your D:\ was an OEM Recovery Partition not a Windows Recovery Partition , so it won't effect you unless you move the Windows Recovery partition , which you need to do if you want to Merge the Old D: space back into C: and also get the space back from the old un-used Windows Recovery partitions

    KB
    You are good , it was NOT the Window's recovery partition you deleted..... no panic there....your ARE FINE

    You just deleted the HP Windows 8 Recovery Partition is all.

    Depending on what you do now you may or may not need to reset it ............
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       17 Sep 2016 #42

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    WOW!!! I'm really not computer literate enough to even follow your instructions. I just followed topgun's instructions to get rid of the Win. 8 on D drive, and it now 17. dome GB unaffiliated. Now I don't know what I will do if I have to do a recovery on this computer.
    probably a bit too much information in your situation but if all you are going to do is create a new 17gb partition and use it as D:\ then you are ok, just do that and you will be good. Use disk Management or MTPW which is excellent and free too.

    If you want to delete other partitions etc to get space back and merge everything to C: then you will need to deal with the Recovery Partition location and it being set in windows 10 correctly using Reagentc.exe

    KB
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 33
    Windows 8.1
       17 Sep 2016 #43

    Kbird said: View Post
    You are good , it was NOT the Window's recovery partition you deleted..... no panic there....your ARE FINE

    You just deleted the HP Windows 8 Recovery Partition is all.

    Depending on what you do now you may or may not need to reset it ............
    Yes, it was the HP Windows 8 Recovery Partition. Am I OK with not naming that partition and leaving it with "Unaffiliated"? I plan on leaving those 17 GB just like they are, because I have a 2T hard drive. It is still at the same position just like it was, but without a drive name. I can't rename it with Disk Management, I don't see a place to do that, if I right click on it.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,475
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       17 Sep 2016 #44

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    Yes, it was the HP Windows 8 Recovery Partition. Am I OK with not naming that partition and leaving it with "Unaffiliated"? I plan on leaving those 17 GB just like they are, because I have a 2T hard drive. It is still at the same position just like it was, but without a drive name. I can't rename it with Disk Management, I don't see a place to do that, if I right click on it.
    Rename it in My PC. Right click the drive, go to properties, and type what you want to call it. It will ask for permission, go ahead.

    I misunderstood.... it probably says "Unallocated". Can't rename a partition that does not exist. Extend the C: drive to include it, as suggested above.
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