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Windows 7: Partitions

18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Partitions

Sorry if wrong section, i've never been here before lol.
Would it be safe to delete one of the circled? I can't create a 10GB partition as I have too many.




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18 Aug 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You can have three primary partitions on a drive. As long as it's not the system partition AND there is not critical information on the partition, you can remove it. Caveat - sometimes the OS restore resides on another partition.
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18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

So either one would be safe to remove? o.O
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18 Aug 2010   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Depends what you mean by safe.

Those are oem partitions - you may need the oem tools and recovery , or not if you have an installation disc.

You can always make another logical drive from the 10gb unallocated if you wish.

You will need third party software like this freebie to do it:

BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Depends what you mean by safe.

Those are oem partitions - you may need the oem tools and recovery , or not if you have an installation disc.

You can always make another logical drive from the 10gb unallocated if you wish.

You will need third party software like this freebie to do it:

BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
Like if I was to remove one of them, nothing serious would happen. I really don't want retarded problems down the road.
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18 Aug 2010   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd leave the OEM partitions alone.
I cannot understand the need for an extended partition on a little disk like this. I would have thought the 10GB unallocated and 50 GB Extended would have been better as a 4th primary (data) partition.
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