Windows 10: Dual Boot, what partitions can I remove? Solved

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  1.    14 Jun 2017 #11

    cereberus said: View Post
    Read first post again. Partition 3 is the large one, and partition 4 is smaller one. I think you have got them back to front.
    I think you might be looking at the wrong first post.

    FunkMaster said: View Post
    DISKPART> list partition


    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 Primary 583 GB 101 MB
    Partition 3 Recovery 450 MB 583 GB
    Partition 4 Primary 11 GB 584 GB
    Partition 3 at 450 MB is much smaller than Partition 4 at 11 GB.
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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #12

    Hey guys! I was able to Delete only one: Partition 4 Primary 11 GB 584 GB

    How can I Delete the Other one?: Partition 3 Recovery 450 MB 583 GB
    I take it this one is only the old Window 7 Recovery Tool, or is it something to do with Windows 10? It doesn't look to be a Primary so Don't really need to Delete it but would like to just to keep things clean.

    I will be ready to Dual Boot once I do this.

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 Primary 583 GB 101 MB
    Partition 3 Recovery 450 MB 583 GB
    Partition 4 Primary 11 GB 584 GB
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #13

    What is keeping you from deleting the partition?

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select part 3 <- assuming the recovery partition is still #3
    delete part override
    exit
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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #14

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I think you might be looking at the wrong first post.



    Partition 3 at 450 MB is much smaller than Partition 4 at 11 GB.
    My apologies - I was looking at the volume numbers not the partition numbers - doh!
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  5.    15 Jun 2017 #15

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    What is keeping you from deleting the partition?
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select part 3 <- assuming the recovery partition is still #3
    delete part override
    exit
    Is that exactly what I need to do or do I need to research those commands, I'll double check the Partition number of course? And, again, I'm not deleting a needed Windows 10 Partition am I?
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  6.    15 Jun 2017 #16

    FunkMaster said: View Post
    Is that exactly what I need to do or do I need to research those commands, I'll double check the Partition number of course? And, again, I'm not deleting a needed Windows 10 Partition am I?
    That is exactly what you need to do - assuming that the drive the partition is on is disk 0 - and the partition you want to delete is partition 3.

    If you hold down the shift key and click on restart from the power icon on the start menu you will enter the Windows Recovery Environment menus. That is what you will lose by deleting that partition. After you delete that partition you will get a very limited menu. You can access the same menu by booting from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD and selecting the troubleshooting option. You can also restore that menu by embedding the Windows 10 Recovery Environment files in your OS partition - but the thing with that menu is that it won't be there anyway if your hard drive fails.

    EDIT: Actually, I was mistaken. The Windows Recovery Environment is already embedded in Windows\System32\Recovery (a hidden system directory). You won't lose the recovery menu by deleting the partition - you only lose the ability to access it if Windows fails to boot - then you would have to boot from a Windows 10 USB flash drive or DVD.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 15 Jun 2017 at 21:44.
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  7.    15 Jun 2017 #17

    @NavyLCDR, ahh, that is very detailed and accurate, thanks again. I remember now you said that about the 450MB Partition before...sorry I forgot.

    I like having that function so think I will leave it, so that is a big help that you reminded me about that function.

    I wonder if I could just Shrink the C Drive and install Linux in between the Two? and if you think I should create a new Topic for that, or go to a Linux Forum. I can do the Install, just never installed in between two partitions like that.

    Or, maybe I should shrink the C Drive and then Move the 450MB over to install Linux would be the better thing? That would be cleaner, I like clean LOL. Rather have Linux all the way to the End.

    FunkMaster
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  •    15 Jun 2017 #18

    I would move the recovery partition to next to the end of the OS partition.
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