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       21 Jul 2017 #1

    Partition drive


    Hi please see attached screenshot and advise if and how I can make a new partition and move my windows installation to it.
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  2.    21 Jul 2017 #2

    Edith said: View Post
    Hi please see attached screenshot and advise if and how I can make a new partition and move my windows installation to it.
    Hi Edith. Looks like you already have windows installed, why would you want to move windows anywhere else ? By default, Windows always label partition/disk it's installed on as C:
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       21 Jul 2017 #3

    Thank you CountMike for the reply. I wondered why it had installed in different sections of the drive so is this
    OK?
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  4.    21 Jul 2017 #4

    Edith said: View Post
    Thank you CountMike for the reply. I wondered why it had installed in different sections of the drive so is this
    OK?
    A screen shot of Disk Management would show how disk is partitioned. While installing windows makes several partitions depending on device it's installed on. Right click on Start button and choose Disk Management.
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       21 Jul 2017 #5

    Do not understand what all the different partitions are but Thanks again for your reply.
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       21 Jul 2017 #6

    Edith said: View Post
    Do not understand what all the different partitions are but Thanks again for your reply.
    Hi, Edith

    I will try to give you more detailed answer of your case.
    The first 3 partitions you have are the default Windows 10 Partitions - Recovery, EFI and C: /where you OS is installed/. It is better not to touch them. Beside that there is one more hidden partition - Microsoft Reserved, which you would not want to touch also.
    Now for the rest - you got another 3 Recovery partitions, which, in my opinion are too much. Normally if your PC is OEM you should have 1 OEM recovery partition on the right of C: This can recover eventually your system with the factory settings. But in your screenshot it doesn't say 'OEM' ... Probably you have done few upgrades from another operating system?
    If I were you I would delete all 3 Recovery partitions after C: , this will turn them into unallocated space and together with the last unallocated partition you have, merge into C: Doing that can give you another 23GB free space, which anyway you possess.
    Sorry if I'm not very clear in this matter, if you have questions, please post back.
    Finally, you should get something like this:
    Disk 0: recovery partition, EFI, Microsoft Reserved and Windows C:

    I will show you how is mine:
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    Disregard Disk1 and Disk2 - these are my removable storages and have nothing to do with the hard drive.
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  7.    21 Jul 2017 #7

    Tnx Ivan for jumping in, yes I would agree with your assessment.
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       21 Jul 2017 #8

    CountMike said: View Post
    Tnx Ivan for jumping in, yes I would agree with your assessment.
    You are very welcome ;-)
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       21 Jul 2017 #9

    Ivan Petrov said: View Post
    You are very welcome ;-)
    Thank you both very much understand the explanations but how do I delete the partitions?
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  •    21 Jul 2017 #10

    You can try first thru Disk Management, right click on the partition will give you list of allowable options.
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