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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 02:11 PM

Can anyone tell me why I have so many items listed in the below attachment.  I have one physical drive and have not created any of my own logical drives.  I realize one is my C:\ drive, and then there is the OEM factory recovery drive, and the small section that Windows 8 created when installed.  But if you ask me I seem to have duplicates or something going on.  

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 06:42 PM

Was this an upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10? The 400MB partition is your Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) that allows you to access startup repair and system restore at boot along with other options. The EFI partition is required for booting. The C: partition as you know is the Windows partition. The other 450MB WinRE partition was added during the upgrade because there was not enough space in the Windows 8 WinRE. The Recovery Partition is for doing a factory reset back to 8. I don't know why Disk Management lists your recovery partition twice.

 

http://www.tenforums.com/general-support/16726-why-there-two-recovery-partitions.html

 

There is an additional partition that is not detected using disk management called the Microsoft System Reserved Partition.

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824839.aspx

 

For the amount of space they take up I would leave the partitions alone.

 

If this was not an upgrade from 8 to 10 I have no idea why you have two WinRE partitions unless one was added during an upgrade to 8.1.


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:37 AM

JohnC_21, yes it was an upgrade, but from 8 to 8.1.

 

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:22 AM

Can anyone tell me why I have so many items listed in the below attachment.  I have one physical drive and have not created any of my own logical drives.  I realize one is my C:\ drive, and then there is the OEM factory recovery drive, and the small section that Windows 8 created when installed.  But if you ask me I seem to have duplicates or something going on.  

Thanks,

Scott

 

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It depends of your system and  of your personal choices. If you have only one OP system, it really not necessary for the two Recover partiton, but these small EFI partitions let both stay.
It also does not need to be so large (25.36GB), it is sufficient for about 10GB. So, there can be released about 40 GB.  (Is that a little or a lot, do not know).






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