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Windows 7: Disk Management showing double drive partitions?

02 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 8 64 bit
Disk Management showing double drive partitions?

Hey everybody,

I am newly discovering drive partitioning and thought I would try it on my new HP 2570p Elitebook. I can't figure out why my computer is showing double drive partitions for D and E drives. Anybody know why this is?
Also can anyone explain what the 1000MB and 100MB "Healthy" drives are used for. Can I delete them and merge with my C: drive for more memory?
(On a side note disk management and computer management aren't even giving me an option to delete when right-clicking on the drives)

My ultimate plan is to install windows 7 on C: drive solely by itself to get rid of all the bloatware that came with my computer, and have a partitioned D: drive for all my pics/music etc. using partition wizard. I'm hoping to maximize hard drive space because I have a 128 GB SSD.
Please use simple terms because I am new to all this!
Thanks for all the advice/help in advance.

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02 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Welcome to SevenForums!

Hopefully one of our experts will jump in to help you.

But meanwhile, my advice is to search on this forum and Google for what you want to do. Changing partitions is serious business for the uninformed!

Your PC has a UEFI bios and I would not want to give you misinformation. But I am sure deleting the 100Mb and 1000Mb partitions will not be a good thing! Besides you will only gain 1Gb.

Also check with HP to find if your notebook can use a second SSD, that would be your best option.
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05 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 8 64 bit

Any HP experts out there. I am still trying to find a reason why my computer is showing duplicate partitions.
My brand new computer also game with 60 GB of memory used-right out of the box! Is this a normal amount for bloatware etc?
When I right click on the partitions I only get a help function, no delete, shrink, or merge.

Any ideas??
Please help,
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05 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi, you don't have duplicate partitions. See my diagram.
A partition has to be unallocated space to move with Windows Disk Management.

Disk Management showing double drive partitions?-computer-20management.jpg
NOTE: Disk space isn't memory, it is storage.

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