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  1.    29 Sep 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,156
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Any idea what would be the ideal way to clean the 1tb drive ? I tried diskpart clean command but it did not allow me to perform that action on a drive with windows files and efi partition etc on it. Boot from a live linux usb and do it?
    Using dispart "clean" command should wipe out the whole disk and leave it unallocated, you'd need to re-create the partition(s) and format, you probably did not use it correctly. Here's an example to clean disk 0.
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit

    If you want to delete a system partition (EFI or Recovery...) You would have to first select the partition then use override option to delete it. Example:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 1
    delete partition override
    exit

    will delete the EFI partition

    NOTE: The reason you did not see the 12GB Recovery partition because there's no letter assigned to it so it is hidden.
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  2.    04 Oct 2017 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    The Recovery partition would be used at 1st boot (there's a function key to start it, the screen would show you) or from within windows.

    If you make an image as Steve has suggested, you will never need it.

    If you don't have an external you can store an image on the 1TB drive, it`s better than not having an image at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Using dispart "clean" command should wipe out the whole disk and leave it unallocated, you'd need to re-create the partition(s) and format, you probably did not use it correctly. Here's an example to clean disk 0.
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit

    If you want to delete a system partition (EFI or Recovery...) You would have to first select the partition then use override option to delete it. Example:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 1
    delete partition override
    exit

    will delete the EFI partition

    NOTE: The reason you did not see the 12GB Recovery partition because there's no letter assigned to it so it is hidden.

    Much thanks for the guidance and info. I am going to let the recovery partition remain where it is, much simpler to get the system up and running in the shortest amount of time.

    Thanks a lot for your patience and in depth responses, everyone. Greatly appreciate the help provided.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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