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Delete Partitions on My Hard Drive

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#1 PossumNZ


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:04 PM

Hi Everybody,


I have been trying out virtual box and running Linux distros. The computer started malfunctioning after updating a Linux distro running in virtual box needing to do a factory reset to my computer but all good now.


I plan to dual my computer with Linux and Windows 10 but when checking in Disk Management I noticed I have 6 partitions on the hard drive.


My question is could I delete the 490mb 45 mb 7.92gb partitions ready before I install a Linux distro. 


Any help much appreciated.


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 12:37 PM

As those are all listed as recovery partitions, you will loose whatever recovery info is on them if you delete them. Whether loosing that data is OK or not is for you to decide.
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Posted 24 March 2016 - 01:16 PM

 Even if you delete those recovery partitions, you're not going to get much extra space (aout 1.5 GB), so the prudent thing would be to leave them alone.  You never know when you might need them.  Also be aware that Linux uses a different file system from Windows.  If you put Windows and Linux on the same hard drive, it will work until you need to change the file system somehow, install a new Linux distro, or something like that.  If your computer is a desktop (you didn't say), I'd install a second hard drive to put Linux on.


 Good luck.

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