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Windows 7: Need Help Identifying Strange New Hidden Partitions Appearing In DM

03 Sep 2016   #1
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 
Need Help Identifying Strange New Hidden Partitions Appearing In DM

Sorry if this is in the wrong section, wasn't sure where to put it. I multi-boot C: (Win 7), L: (Win 10) and N: (another Win 10) - all internal drives. T and up are on an external drive.
Look at this picture and tell me what the partitions are that I've arrowed and in particular the one I highlighted in yellow which is seemingly locked so I can't do anything with it. I can't move, merge or format it, properties say something about MBR. The other arrowed ones I assume are put there by Acronis T.I. These unknown ones are all new to me.
Note: Acronis is not supposed to do anything but a backup once a week of C: drive to V: drive, nothing else.
Or, is there a new Windows process insitiuted since I refused the Win 10 upgrade for C: ???
...and yes I've done an elevated disc cleanup on C:....several times.
Edit: sorry DM is confusing as the display is out of order, disc letter-wise.




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03 Sep 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 10 creates those for recovery purposes during install.
This recovery partition is to hold the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

Some information
Recovery Partition After Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8
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03 Sep 2016   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Windows Disk Management does not support extending a partition where the free space is before the partition.
If you want to use that 8 MB of unallocated space on Disk 0, a program such as MiniTool Partition Wizard, AOMEI Partition Assistant, etc., should be able to do this.
Then you should be able to extend partition [O] to use that unallocated space.
I use MiniTool Partition Wizard for changes like this.
https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Here's an article that might help:
How to Extend Volume in Disk Management?

I always create backup(s) before making changes like this, i use Macrium Reflect.

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I can't move, merge or format it, properties say something about MBR.
If i get a message like this from Windows, i wouldn't mess with it unless i am fully prepared for a restore and a Startup Repair.

You have partition O (letter) on Disk 0 (number), so that's makes this more fun, read carefully
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03 Sep 2016   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

LOL, thanks folks, will do some more reading and research. Just hadn't seen it before for some unknown reason.
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