Installing W10 from 8.1

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  1. dafydd's Avatar
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       #1

    Installing W10 from 8.1


    Shortly after windows 10 came about I decided to upgrade my Acer laptop from windows 8.1 to windows 10.
    Never looked back windows 10 is great.
    Now looking at my C drive in Disc manager it shows a lot of partitions in the HDD.
    Would it be possible to delete some of the partitions as wont need the recovery section now windows 8.1 is no longer there.
    What would be the best option Please.Many Thanks to all who have looked at my post and thanks to any replies.
    Drive here..............
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #2

    It looks normal as is. No need to worry.
    400mb contains Recovery tools
    400mb contains boot code. Without it, PC won't boot
    there's an MSR partition, probably 128MB but not seen with disk management.
    C: is windows OS
    16.44GB is Windows 8 factory recovery image.

    NOTE: If you don't need the 16.44 gb (Windows 8 image). You can delete it. To delete:
    Open Admin command:
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 0
    3. select partition 5
    4. delete partition override
    5. exit
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  3. dafydd's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
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    Many thanks for the reply.
    Regarding the
    NOTE: If you don't need the 16.44 gb (Windows 8 image). You can delete it. To delete:
    I wont really need that as I wont be going back to windows 8 as now happy with windows 10.So most probably will follow you info and delete that section.
    That will be okay ??
    Thanks once again.
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  4. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
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    dafydd said:
    Many thanks for the reply.
    Regarding the

    I wont really need that as I wont be going back to windows 8 as now happy with windows 10.So most probably will follow you info and delete that section.
    That will be okay ??
    Thanks once again.
    Yes, after delete it. Open Admin command prompt, right click on C Drive->Extend Volume to merge into C drive to make use of 16.44 GB
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  5. dafydd's Avatar
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       #5

    Thank You.
    Final question can I use this software to do the job in question??

    MiniTool Partition Wizard - Free Download

    Many Thanks
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  6. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
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    dafydd said:
    Thank You.
    Final question can I use this software to do the job in question??

    MiniTool Partition Wizard - Free Download

    Many Thanks
    Yes you can but why if can do it within Windows ?
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  7. dafydd's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    It was just a thought that the mini tool would be easier than the windows method.I have never done that method with windows before,Would it be possible for you to give me a run down on how to achieve this with windows.
    Sorry to be a pain in the rear still learning.Having good advice from here has been wonderful.
    Thanks.
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  8. topgundcp's Avatar
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #8

    I did give you the instruction on how to delete the partition in post #2.
    Open Admin Command: Win+X->Command Prompt (Admin) then type exactly as follows:
    Code:
    diskpart
    
    select disk 0
    
    select partition 5
    
    delete partition override
    
    exit
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  9. dafydd's Avatar
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       #9

    Okay got it.
    Many Thanks.
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  10. dafydd's Avatar
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       #10

    Thankyou Job done.
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