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Windows 7: exFat Partition??

07 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 8.1
exFat Partition??

Hi -

I have a Win 8.1 laptop that I'm going to update to Win 10. I was shocked when I looked at my PC and found that 59gb is partitioned as an exFAT partition. Leaving me with a measly 21gb useable on the PC. There are no files written to this partition.

Just wondering what the purpose is of this partition if anyone knows. If I don't need this partition, I want to delete it so have have more disc space to use for programs...


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07 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Could you take a screenshot of Disk Management as described in Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and post here please?
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07 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 8.1

I couldn't delete it... I'm going to run the Win 10 upgrade, then do a clean install and change the partitions in the process... This exFAT partition makes it so I can't install anything as there isn't enough room... Frustrating.

Thanks for any help tho!
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