Removing Unneeded Partitions - Win 10 x64

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TerryWood, May 1, 2018.

  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi @ Wilders

    Need some advice & help.

    I have four partitions on my Desktop PC as under:

    1) C: 583 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) Free 552.90GB

    2) Disk 0 Partition 3 Healthy (Recovery Partition) 450 mb Free 450mb

    3) D: Restore partition NTFS Healthy (Restore Partition) 12.6 GB Free 1.69 GB

    4) S NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition) 100mb Free 65 mb

    I will be installing the new Win 10 April 2018 Update soon and no doubt receive another recovery partition.

    When I have installed it I want to remove unnecessary partitions (Windows and Manufacturers).

    Questions

    1) How do I determine which is the current recovery partition?

    2) How do I delete the remaining partitions and add the space created to my C drive?

    3) Once deleted and free space aggregated can I still reinstall images from a previous Windows 10 version using either Aomei or Reflect. A safeguard against the latest Windows update being faulty?

    4) What is the "S" partition and is it used?

    As much info as possible please. Never done it before.

    Thanks

    terry
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Terry,

    Has this Win10 OS been upgraded from Win7?

    Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?

    You probably won't get another Recovery partition when you upgrade to 1803.
     
  3. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi Brian K

    Yes the operating system was originally Windows 7 and then upgraded.

    Terry
     

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  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Terry,

    Have you been creating Entire Disk images and not System Images? A System image won't include the 450 MB Recovery partition.

    If it was my computer I'd just delete the 12.6 GB restore partition and leave the unallocated free space alone. You have plenty of free space inside your C: drive so there is no need to resize the C: drive larger.

    But if you aren't happy with that I'd...

    Delete the 12.6 GB restore partition
    Slide the 450 MB partition to the end of the drive
    Resize the C: drive

    "S" is the partition label of the SRP. It's just a reminder. It could be A, B, C, SRP. The SRP contains the Win10 booting files.

    There should be no issues restoring old images.
     
  5. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi Brian K

    Thanks for your reply.

    Aomei Backupper - System Backup

    Macrium Reflect includes Recovery partition.

    How do I do this:

    "Slide the 450 MB partition to the end of the drive
    Resize the C: drive"

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  6. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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