Windows 10: Disk space management assistance

  1.    12 Apr 2018 #1

    Disk space management assistance


    Can I delete one of the healthy recovery partitions to gain space and why the two are there?
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  2.    12 Apr 2018 #2

    From an elevated (admin) command prompt, execute "reagentc /info". This will tell you which partition has the WinRE environment actively in use.

    There was probably a feature update (such as the one released 10/17/17) which need a larger recovery partition and so it unhooked from the first one and created the larger one at the end of the disk.

    You can delete the one NOT being used (probably the 450MB) to no ill effect. Recovering that 450MB to be used takes further action which many members here can guide you on if you really want it.

    As always, doing a complete disk image to another disk with a reliable backup solution such as Macrium Reflect (free or paid) or others before doing partition changes is highly recommended.
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  3.    12 Apr 2018 #3

    Word Man said: View Post
    From an elevated (admin) command prompt, execute "reagentc /info". This will tell you which partition has the WinRE environment actively in use.

    There was probably a feature update (such as the one released 10/17/17) which need a larger recovery partition and so it unhooked from the first one and created the larger one at the end of the disk.

    You can delete the one NOT being used (probably the 450MB) to no ill effect. Recovering that 450MB to be used takes further action which many members here can guide you on if you really want it.

    As always, doing a complete disk image to another disk with a reliable backup solution such as Macrium Reflect (free or paid) or others before doing partition changes is highly recommended.
    Thanks Word Man, by my reckoning, you are in fact correct and the 450mb is the one to remove as seen here as per your instructions
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    and so I will remove. Thank you for your time and fast response. Tha only issue I have now...is...how do I remove that 450mb space??

    Sorted:
    1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
    2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
    3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
    4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
    5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:
    Select disk 0
    Finish by Enter key.
    6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
    7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:
    Select partition x
    Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.
    8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key
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  4.    12 Apr 2018 #4

    Good job, Silencious! I'm glad you got it sorted.:)

    IF you were to want to recover that disk space (now unallocated) to use in the Windows partition, the next step would be using a partition tool (similar to: https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html ) to slide the leftmost 3 partitions (2nd would be a small MSR partition that doesn't show in Disk Management) to the left. But that's up to your preference and, if pursued, again should be preceded by a full disk image.

    I honestly can't say whether I personally would want to recover the 450MB unused. I don't think it would be a problem for me as far as system capacity but it might bug the hell out of me anyways.
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  5.    12 Apr 2018 #5

    Word Man said: View Post
    Good job, Silencious! I'm glad you got it sorted.:)

    IF you were to want to recover that disk space (now unallocated) to use in the Windows partition, the next step would be using a partition tool (similar to: https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html ) to slide the leftmost 3 partitions (2nd would be a small MSR partition that doesn't show in Disk Management) to the left. But that's up to your preference and, if pursued, again should be preceded by a full disk image.

    I honestly can't say whether I personally would want to recover the 450MB unused. I don't think it would be a problem for me as far as system capacity but it might bug the hell out of me anyways.
    Always spot on. I was scratching my head either to leave or add to main partition. I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Many thanks again
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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