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#1 yu gnomi

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:13 PM

I just noticed something in Disk Management screen today - it says most of the partitions on my System drive are empty (Recovery,EFI, and the other one Win 8.1 makes - maybe for 'System Refresh' image, but I'm not sure). DiskManagement.png?dl=0

So is this normal?



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:24 PM

That is pretty weird. When was the last time you did a fresh install of Windows 8?


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:28 PM

A few months ago I re-installed when my attempt to dual-boot Win 10 tech preview and 8.1 went sideways. I was only able to boot 10, and wasn't pleased with it (8.1 performed much better).

 

I also took the opportunity to change to GPT drive, UEFI boot. Prior to that I was MBR drive, Legacy boot.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:31 PM

I don't have experience with running Windows on a GPT drive, so I don't think I can help you further.


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:31 AM

This is normal yu gnomi. I don't know what causes this, but many times I've seen that happen, and in the end, the partitions are actually filled with data. One way to see that is to mount the drive (assign it a letter) and go inside it, then you'll see it's content.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:38 PM

Ok, thanks.

 

Since other folders Windows creates - like System Image backup folders - also appear empty, until you actually access them, I thought that might be the case. I just wanted some confirmation.



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 08:19 PM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 10:39 PM

It looks normal to me I just looked at mine after I saw this post and mine looks a lot like that too.


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:19 AM

Same here:
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However, it wouldn't make sense if these partitions were empty, since one of them is the EFI partition and I couldn't boot without it.

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