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

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  1.    16 Sep 2016 #1

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


    I would like to Remove the D partition drive or remove just the Win. 8 information. from it. When I bought this system 3 yrs. ago it was Win. 8. I have since updated this computer to Win. 10 Anniversary Update. When I do a Image Backup on my External Hard Drive, it will also back up this D Recovery. If something happens to this computer, I don't want to have to recover it by using this Recovery Drive for Win. 8. Also it's using GB of space on my backup image, that is useless. Would appreciate help with this problem, before I start doing a Image Backup again on my computer.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       16 Sep 2016 #2

    Since that partition has a drive letter assigned you should be able to use Disk Management to remove the partition. That will create unallocated space which usually Disk Management can Extend C: into. But then that was before the UEFI features, haven't had occasion to do it since. One could boot into a GPARTED LiveCD and remove it but I haven't seen if the boot loader of Win10 would be affected. You should be able to exclude that partition from the backup.
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  3.    16 Sep 2016 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    Since that partition has a drive letter assigned you should be able to use Disk Management to remove the partition. That will create unallocated space which usually Disk Management can Extend C: into. But then that was before the UEFI features, haven't had occasion to do it since. One could boot into a GPARTED LiveCD and remove it but I haven't seen if the boot loader of Win10 would be affected. You should be able to exclude that partition from the backup.
    No I can't exclude the D drive from the Image Backup. My backup program includes the C & D drives. I had my friend check her backup program, and hers is like mine. They both backup C and D drive. She has a Dell computer and has nothing on her D drive. I have a HP computer and it came with the D drive with the Win 8 Recovery on it.
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
       16 Sep 2016 #4

    What backup program are you using to image your computer?
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  5.    16 Sep 2016 #5

    Mc Ruff said: View Post
    What backup program are you using to image your computer?
    NTI Backup Now EZ 5. The program came on a 1T Toshiba External Hardrive, and I just bought the newer update program.
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       16 Sep 2016 #6

    Sonjstar said: View Post
    NTI Backup Now EZ 5. The program came on a 1T Toshiba External Hardrive, and I just bought the newer update program.
    You have no options to pick and choose what you backup?
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  7.    16 Sep 2016 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    You have no options to pick and choose what you backup?
    No. These are my options. I've been choosing the C and D drive.
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       16 Sep 2016 #8

    No. These are my options. I've been choosing the C and D drive.
    Can you not choose only C: drive?
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  9.    16 Sep 2016 #9

    Use Macrium Reflect Free - by far the most recommended tool on this forum.

    You can choose what ever partitions you like to backup.
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  10.    16 Sep 2016 #10

    Berton said: View Post
    Can you not choose only C: drive?
    If I could choose only C drive I would. As you can see, from my illustration of what my choices are, I can't just choose C drive.
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