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Windows 7: Can I delete these partitions [See image in post]

28 Apr 2016   #1
ViperMWC

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Can I delete these partitions [See image in post]

Hi all, just looking for some advice on whether I can delete the partitions marked recovery on my HDD.
The machine is a Toshiba C50 - A - 157. Refurbished and with Windows 10 now installed. There is none of the Toshiba software left on the laptop and I would like to partition the 1Tb drive to my needs. When I took a look at the drive [the image will show you what I saw]. Wanting to use all the drive space, my question is, are those "recovery partitions" doing anything I don't know about ?

Thanks Mick C.




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29 Apr 2016   #2
ThrashZone

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Hi if you're using win-10 see about asking here,
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29 Apr 2016   #3
ViperMWC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi if you're using win-10 see about asking here,
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I saw this as a HDD partition question, I mentioned Windows 10 so everyone was aware that the original Windows 8.1 and the Toshiba software had been eliminated by the new installation. All I want to know is can I take back the space allocated to the Recovery partitions and make use of it ?

Thanks, Mick C.
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29 Apr 2016   #4
ThrashZone

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Hi,
See what this says
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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29 Apr 2016   #5
DavidE

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I would create a Backup Image of all partitions using Macrium Reflect free.
Create the Backup Image on an external HD (or a HD that can normally be kept offline).
Create a bootable Macrium Rescue disc (CD/DVD), and make sure it boots.
Then delete the 3 Recovery partitions.
If Windows boots and works normally after that, then i would work on merging the free space into the [C] partition, or partition the drive as preferred.

With this approach Macrium becomes your Recovery "tool".
Macrium can backup and restore individual partitions as needed.

Other free imaging utilities can also do this such as AOMEI Backupper, EaseUS Todo Backup, etc.
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01 May 2016   #6
ViperMWC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I would create a Backup Image of all partitions using Macrium Reflect free.
Create the Backup Image on an external HD (or a HD that can normally be kept offline).
Create a bootable Macrium Rescue disc (CD/DVD), and make sure it boots.
Then delete the 3 Recovery partitions.
If Windows boots and works normally after that, then i would work on merging the free space into the [C] partition, or partition the drive as preferred.

With this approach Macrium becomes your Recovery "tool".
Macrium can backup and restore individual partitions as needed.

Other free imaging utilities can also do this such as AOMEI Backupper, EaseUS Todo Backup, etc.
Thank you David, I'll be working on this in a few days. It's not totally critical, just irks me there is a chunk of HDD space sitting there doing nothing.

Mick C.
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01 May 2016   #7
ViperMWC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
See what this says
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
Thanks for the advice Thrash, I'm going to go with DavidE's suggestion first, Easy BCD looks a very handy thing so I'll have a look at it any ways

Mick C.
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