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Windows 7: What is that "other" partition on my drive for?

11 Feb 2012   #1
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
What is that "other" partition on my drive for?

(Sorry for the vague title.)
When I got my system, it had the standard C: drive and another partition, the S: drive. It is 1.46 GB, but is 44% free space. Lenovo's tech support could not give me a clear description of what it's used for, but they were adamant that I not remove it.

What is it? While it get destroyed if I try to fresh install Windows7? Can (or should) I destroy it if I reinstall Windows 7?


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11 Feb 2012   #2
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can't you attach a screen shot of the drive content while it open with explorer?
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11 Feb 2012   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Here you go, The S is for Service.

Understanding hard drive partitions on Lenovo systems with Microsoft Vista - Desktop, ThinkPad and Workstation

If you are going to reinstall 7, you should get rid of it and let seven create it's own partition.

That is a leftover from your Vista, I would follow the advice in your other thread,

Did I upgrade to Win7 on PC that can't handle it?
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