Windows 10: Can I remove Win. 8 Recovery on D drive. I now have Win. 10 Solved

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  1.    17 Sep 2016 #21

    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

    Then right click on C and click "Extend Volume...".
    When I right click on D, all I get is Help to show.
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       17 Sep 2016 #23

    D: Drive is a Recovery Partition type, you cannot delete from Disk Management. Use diskpart to delete it.
    Right click on and select Command Prompt (Admin) then type:
    diskpart

    select disk 0
    select partition 7
    delete partition override
    exit
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  4.    17 Sep 2016 #24

    topgundcp said: View Post
    D: Drive is a Recovery Partition type, you cannot delete from Disk Management. Use diskpart to delete it.
    Right click on and select Command Prompt (Admin) then type:
    diskpart

    select disk 0
    select partition 7
    delete partition override
    exit
    D drive is now gone. Thanks for the easy instructions. I'm not very computer literate, and also scared stiff to try working with anything in the Command Prompt.
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       17 Sep 2016 #25

    Please mark as "SOLVED" to help others.
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  6.    17 Sep 2016 #26

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Please mark as "SOLVED" to help others.
    I'm planning to do that right now.
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  7.    17 Sep 2016 #27

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    D drive is now gone. Thanks for the easy instructions. I'm not very computer literate, and also scared stiff to try working with anything in the Command Prompt.
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    ; is there a way thru cmd or diskmgnt to merge this new unallocated space with C if it's not next to it ?
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       17 Sep 2016 #28

    mrgeek said: View Post

    topgundcp
    ; is there a way thru cmd or diskmgnt to merge this new unallocated space with C if it's not next to it ?
    No. The easiest way to merge is to use: MiniTool Partition Wizard
    You can also use Macrium to swap the partitions if you have it installed.
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  9.    17 Sep 2016 #29

    topgundcp said: View Post
    No. The easiest way to merge is to use: MiniTool Partition Wizard
    You can also use Macrium to swap the partitions if you have it installed.
    I would not of thought to use Macrium to Swap partitions .....nice tip !

    I think you can only Merge partitions if they are next to each other and in this case you have all those extra recovery partition in the way. My guess they are from Windows 8 and the Upgrade to 10 and can be deleted too after running some checks too see if Recovery is enabled and which Partition it is using though. I have not seen a 1023mb Recovery partition before ,win10 should be using the 450mb one, which is normal partition 1 (see below)

    At an Admin Command Prompt to see if Recovery is enabled and which partition it is using type:

    reagentc /info

    and you should see something similar to this......



    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Enabled
    Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 74d215eb-698f-11e6-a476-bf872fb1eaaa
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
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  10.    17 Sep 2016 #30

    mrgeek said: View Post

    topgundcp
    ; is there a way thru cmd or diskmgnt to merge this new unallocated space with C if it's not next to it ?
    Here, it is quite easy - install minitool partition wizard free

    delete the 350 MB recovery partition (W10 recovery partitions are 450 Mb).

    Move 450 mb partition to right far end.

    Extend C drive to fill space.
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