Windows 10: Format old SSD with Windows 10

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       23 Nov 2017 #11

    ChadBonk said: View Post
    So... I was able to chip away the partitions. There were 3. I can't seem to get rid of the last one tho. Attachment 165212
    @ChadBonk

    If you are referring to the one where you have the red ?, that is not an active partition. It is Unallocated space....empty, assigned to nothing. It's supposed to be there. It's 1.34GB of unused space. You could easily extend the first partition ("Y" I think it says) to include that empty space, and then you would only see 1 partition on that drive. Right click the "Y" partition and select Extend Volume, click Next and select all the space available....1.34GB. Example from my machine.

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  2.    23 Nov 2017 #12

    Hi,

    It looks as if the pagefile is residing on that Y: partition which is why you can't delete it.
    Can you check this ?

    Cheers,
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       23 Nov 2017 #13

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    It looks as if the pagefile is residing on that Y: partition which is why you can't delete it.
    Can you check this ?

    Cheers,
    Oh, I see now what he's trying to do, sorry. The ? threw me. If it is the Page File, setting that to zero (no page file used), rebooting, should let him delete it. Then set the page file back up and reboot, it should end up on "C". Make any sense?
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  4.    23 Nov 2017 #14

    That's exactly the problem. So,... I tried to wrestle everything off, lol. Possibly the most wrong way to approach it, but, highlighted everything on the drive, .... delete. Mostly everything came off besides obvious the OS files. I was left with about 35gb of data. So, I searched online and came across KillDisk. Seems to be doing the job thus far
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  5. Posts : 33,123
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       23 Nov 2017 #15

    ChadBonk said: View Post
    That's exactly the problem. So,... I tried to wrestle everything off, lol. Possibly the most wrong way to approach it, but, highlighted everything on the drive, .... delete. Mostly everything came off besides obvious the OS files. I was left with about 35gb of data. So, I searched online and came across KillDisk. Seems to be doing the job thus far
    MiniTool partition manager would have worked also.
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