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

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
  1.    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 ............
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 21,866
    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Related Threads
So I put in a SSD into my computer. When I made a copy of my system on to it for some reason it gave it a 213.99GB recovery partition which is half of the drive. I guess my question is can I delete it and put that space to use, since I have made a...
Remove Recovery Partition in General Support
I just upgraded to version 1511. It recreated the 450 mb recovery partition I don't want and I don't need it!! Is there a way to remove it without doing a clean install of Windows am use diskpart? James
Recovery Drive in General Support
Can I use the recovery drive I have for the first build or do I have to make a new one for this new build
Hi there Thanks to topgundcp here's how to remove One Drive from File explorer after a reboot. OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable 1.Win+R->gpedit.msc 2.Navigate to: Computer Configuration\Administrative...
Hi there, About 4 hours ago I updated Windows on my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After waiting for some time, my laptop was successfully upgraded to Windows 10, working perfectly! :D Since it's an old laptop, I decided to give it a...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:27.
Find Us