Posted 27 December 2008 - 08:14 AM
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As to the OS partition - in most cases it isn't hidden (and I'd suspect that having it hidden would create numerous problems when attempting to run Windows).
So, here's a description of a couple of partitioning schemes:
- An OS partition and a hidden restore/recovery partition
- An OS partition and a Data partition (not hidden)
- A boot partition (very small) which may be hidden, an OS partition, and a hidden restore/recovery partition
- A boot partition (very small) which may be hidden, an OS partition, and a Data partition
I don't know where you got your figures, but in general Windows needs 15% free space (on a drive that it's working on) in order too allow behind the scenes operations to proceed smoothly. Below 15% free space the system may slow down. If the drive is completely full, you may not even be able to delete files from it (necessitating a deletion of the partition and subsequent loss of all the data on that drive). This is NOT reserved space - it's just space that isn't being used for file storage.
As for the junk on the partition, it's usually in the OS partition and can be removed through the use of the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel. If you have a recovery partition, it's likely that the "junk" programs are written into it - but removing them from there is more difficult (and may cause the recovery process to terminate abnormally).
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