Partitions created during upgrade

  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10

    Partitions created during upgrade

    Hello All,

    I am new to this site, but I was (or still am?) a member of Windows 7 Forums

    Now my question is about Partitions in Windows 10

    I have three-

    100MB (created from Windows 7, which I knew was needed for booting)
    C Partition (Windows instllation)
    450MB (created after upgrade)

    So, do I still need the 100MB? and what is this new 450MB used for? Disk Management says that is empty. I don't want to delete anything for risk of making my system unbootable.e
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  2. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro

    Don't delete either of the partitions. They are installed by default in Windows 10. You are correct that the system reserved is used for booting and is a required for Bitlocker which is a useful tool that everyone should take advantage of. The other partition is for system recovery, it does exactly what it says. It has a lot of the tools needed for recovery commands.
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  3. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    The new partition is for Windows Recovery Environment and it's not empty, just hidden. Do not delete anything including 100MB. If you do a fresh install then you'll get a new partition layout: 500MB Reserved partition and Your Windows OS (C: Drive).
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  4. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Can I merge the partitions together?
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  5. Posts : 1,221
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    derekellis81 said:
    Can I merge the partitions together?
    NO. You need to leave them alone.
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  6. Posts : 346
    Windows 10 Pro

    Or if you insist on doing anything to them be prepared to do this,

    Solved Recovery Partition (or lack of it) problem - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I Fixed it. Here is what I did

    Since I was running Windows 7 before this, I did the free upgrade to Windows 10.

    I used the Media Creator tool and burned an ISO on a DVD. I then did a compelte reinstall of the OS. Deleteed all paritions.

    Windows 10 then made a new 500mb Partition. Completed the reinstall and replaced my apps and data.

    FYI, tell anyone who is "thinking" of doing the free upgrade, stress that they need to UPGRADE first. Then, if they want, do a reinstall. Apparently the only way for the free upgrade is via an upgrade. Once you go thru the reinstall process, if it asks you for a product key, just skip.
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