Multiple HD partitions and what can I erase


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    Multiple HD partitions and what can I erase


    Hello

    Since a few computer upgrades ago (Windows XP, I think), I've always had 2 main partitions. One for OS with some extra space for some programs and another partition with everything. I forgot the reason for that (probably easier to format, since I had no backup options at the time) and now I see no reason to continue doing it. However, I found out I can't join the 2 partitions because there are 2 other in the middle.

    These partition don't appear to be used for anything (mostly empty). One takes up 350MB and the other, 791MB. Neither have any name. These are not the only partition like this (empty and unnamed) but are the only ones that are bothering me. Here are some images of the Windows 10 Disk Management Tool and another one from EaseUS. Sorry for the images not being in English (Brazilian here).

    Is it safe to delete those, and, if not any other way for me to join my 2 main partitions into one? There is nothing to lose inside the main partitions, since I just fully formated my laptop. Thanks for the help.
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    I don't see any reason why you could not delete the two partitions between C: and D:. The worst that would happen is that you would lose some sort of factory restore capability.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I don't see any reason why you could not delete the two partitions between C: and D:. The worst that would happen is that you would lose some sort of factory restore capability.
    Thanks for the quick reply. So no big reason to not erase them. I don't think those partitions came from the factory, since I split the partitions after I got it. Might be some leftovers from old formatting or from the time I tried installing Linux (that did NOT go well with Windows 8 at the time). Alsot, laptop already over 4 years old and I'll need a new one soon anyway. Thanks again.
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  4. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    They are most likely from Linux.
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