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Windows 7: Question about EFI System partition

12 Nov 2014   #1
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Question about EFI System partition

I have a portable 2Tb HDD that was used as a Time Machine back-up for an iMac. This drive was not used as a boot drive unless it had something to do with Mac computers. I now want to use the drive as a portable Windows back-up. The drive had 3 partitions; 200Mb EFI System, 1662.82Gb HFS Plus & a 200Mb un-allocated. I deleted the HFS Plus then extended it with the 200Mb partition & formatted it to NTFS.

I've attached a screen grab of my Disk Management below. My question is what to do with the EFI System partition? It's only 200Mb but must of had something to do with Mac & no longer needed. Is there a way to add this into the NTSF partition?




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12 Nov 2014   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You should be able to simply delete both partitions and then create a single partition for the whole drive,

If you have issues using the Windows in-built tools you should find a 3rd party tool should manage without any problems

Try the free home version here ...

MiniTool Partition Manager Software for Windows PC and Server
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12 Nov 2014   #3
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
You should be able to simply delete both partitions and then create a single partition for the whole drive,

If you have issues using the Windows in-built tools you should find a 3rd party tool should manage without any problems

Try the free home version here ...

MiniTool Partition Manager Software for Windows PC and Server
Yes. Windows tools couldn't do it but Partition Wizard sure did. About a simple as it gets!

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