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22 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Empty Partitions without letters in Computer Management

Can I delete those 2 partitions without harming the computer?



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22 Jan 2013   #2

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Hi,

It depends - I notice they dont have drive letters, so you wouldn't see them in Windows Explorer. They look like they could be Linux based partitions (primary and Linux swap). Have you ever installed a Linux distro to this PC?

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Golden
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22 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes, but Linux I think it was deleted after I installed Windows 7 because here it doesn`t show up


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22 Jan 2013   #4

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Mmmm. Not necessarily. When you installed Windows 7, did you opt to format the entire disk?
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22 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, I was reinstalling Windows 7 for the first time in my life, so I was affraid of losing the large and important amount of data that I have on partition D. I installed Windows 7 in D (and then I was having 2 Windows 7 at the same time). Then I formatted drive C to get rid of the first Windows 7, and then I deleted the entry from System Configuration-Boot, so it remains just one. I hope you'll understand my bad english.
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22 Jan 2013   #6

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Ouch. That sounds really messy!

Well based on the fact that the Boot & System sit on the same active partition, it looks safe to remove those partitions. Is your data all backed up?


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22 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I can't backup my data, I don't have where to store it somewhere else and if I lose something, I'm dead.
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22 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

If I delete those 2 partitions, the free space will be Unallocated Space?
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22 Jan 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alina View Post
I can't backup my data, I don't have where to store it somewhere else and if I lose something, I'm dead.
You need a backup plan!
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22 Jan 2013   #10

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Hi Alina, first I would like to welcome you to the Seven Forums.

Your disk management looks a bit messy. That being said, yes you can delete those two partitions. First thing I would do after deleting them would then be to increase the size of your system partition C:, it looks terrible small for Windows 7, being only 30 GB.

The new increased unallocated space would be just after the C: partition so increasing should be OK.

Next step: please start making backups!

Kari
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