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Windows 7: Unlabelled Volume On HDD

18 Jul 2015   #1
JPM27

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Unlabelled Volume On HDD

Looking at My HDD with Disk Manager and also Partition Master I see I have an unlabelled partition.
(see screenshots below)

Could this be left over from an earlier OS?
Did have XP then added Win7 (dual boot) then removed the XP partition.

Disk Mgr says 7.81 GB of 7.81GB Free, EPM says 7.81 GB of 7.81GB used.

Can anyone advise Me; would there be any risk in deleting it?

Thanks

Unlabelled Volume On HDD-disk-manager.jpg

Unlabelled Volume On HDD-epm.jpg




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18 Jul 2015   #2
pbcopter

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

Welcome.

It may be a factory recovery partition from your old operating system. What operating system did the computer come with?
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18 Jul 2015   #3
JPM27

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Windows XP and I get the feeling you're right!

Vaguely recall from back then something about burning a recovery disc (which I did) then having the option to delete something from the HDD.

I guess I could make a backup image of the whole HDD (just in case) then delete the mystery partition and see what happens?
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18 Jul 2015   #4
pbcopter

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

Sounds like a plan.
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19 Jul 2015   #5
JPM27

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Imaged, partition deleted, re-booted and all seems well.

Disk Mgr even reported "this partition has not been made by Windows" when deleting.

I was just wanting to be sure, I guess.

Thanks pbcopter
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