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Windows 7: Disk Management - 25gb primary partition, unallocated drive letter.

08 Feb 2014   #1
gravymister

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Disk Management - 25gb primary partition, unallocated drive letter.

Hi,
So I inadvertently stumbled onto the disk management program, whilst looking for disk cleanup... and was a little confused to find a 25gb primary partition which was totally unassigned. It won't let me do anything to it other than delete it. So I guess the question I'm asking is, can I delete this partition and assign the 25gb to another drive... or, is this important? I've heard manufacturers often include an inaccessible recovery partition... but 25gb is space I could use...

I've included a screenshot in case my description was a bit rubbish.

Thanks,
Paul




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08 Feb 2014   #2
derekimo

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Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a better screenshot with everything in view,

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08 Feb 2014   #3
gravymister

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply,
Sure thing, I've attached one.


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08 Feb 2014   #4
pbcopter

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

It looks like it might be a recovery partition put there by ASUS.
Although, it seems a bit large.
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08 Feb 2014   #5
gravymister

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Can I remove it? Or would that not be a good idea? Or could I make it smaller?
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08 Feb 2014   #6
derekimo

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It appears to be empty, can you give it a drive letter to see if there's anything in there?

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08 Feb 2014   #7
gravymister

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't think it'll let me do that, I don't know why.


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08 Feb 2014   #8
derekimo

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Yeah, looks like it.

Just searching around the internet reveals it is a recovery partition common for Asus.

I guess you need to decide if you want that feature left intact.
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08 Feb 2014   #9
theog

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Have you made the ASUS OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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08 Feb 2014   #10
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Useful info in this thread (partition showing 100% free but is not free).
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