Windows 10: a question about partitions

Discus and support a question about partitions in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; [img] I would like 2 know if its possible to some how reclaim the unallocated space and merge it back with C: windows drive... I know disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by icpwolverine, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. a question about partitions


    a question about partitions [​IMG]


    I would like 2 know if its possible to some how reclaim the unallocated space and merge it back with C: windows drive...
    I know disk management wont allow it because the unallocated space isn't adjacent to the main partition...

    the 2 smaller recovery partitions was put on after I upgraded to 8.1 pro then windows 10 each upgrade put a recovery partition in between windows and unallocated space (removed hp recovery)...

    I tried EaseUS it wouldn't let me either all I could do was format unallocated space then merge with the adjacent partition which isn't what I want to do...

    can some one out there that knows how to do this kinda stuff help me out.... thanks

    :)
     
    icpwolverine, Aug 24, 2015
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  2. OEM Pre-installed Software after Reset PC and OEM Partition after Upgrade

    Hi,

    I got some question about Windows 10.

    The first question:

    Inside the Disk Management, I saw Recovery Partition, OEM Partition
    and EFI System Partition.

    I heard there was the OEM pre-installed softwares inside the
    OEM Partition.

    Is that true??

    The second question:

    I know that Windows 10 will create its own Recovery Partition and the Windows 7/8.1 Recovery Partition will be inoperable.

    How about OEM Partition??

    The third question:

    I know there's two ways to do a clean install.

    Using Reset PC or recovery media that we downloaded/created.

    If I use Reset PC option, the time when it reinstall Windows 10 will
    same as Windows 7/8.1 (reinstall OEM pre-installed software together) or
    not (just the system softwares/windows softwares)??

    I searched Microsoft Community but all the topic is about Recovery Partition.

    Sorry about my English XD

    Thank all for helping.
     
    Lee Jia Hui, Aug 24, 2015
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  3. Rudolfos0 Win User
    Will "Reset this PC" option in a computer with a primary drive (C) and a secondary drive (D) erase the file ONLY in drive C OR drive C and D?

    you didn't answer his question about partitions.(no one is answering questions directly here, just some pointless information) are they going to be deleted all of them or only C partition is going to be reset? I have the same problem my C disk is currently
    in RAW file system and I have a backup partition D so how can i reset only C partition?
     
    Rudolfos0, Aug 24, 2015
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    a question about partitions

    Download: Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    Use: Rufus - Create bootable USB and create a Bootable USB.

    • Boot up the PC using the Bootable USB
    • Right click on the Recovery Partition next to the unallocated 23.29GB ->Move/Resize and drag it to the end.
    • Do again for the next partition so that the unallocated partition is right after C: Drive.
    • Click OK then click Apply on the top left to commit the change.
    • Reboot the PC
    • Open Disk Management, right click on C: then select Extend Volume.
     
    topgundcp, Aug 24, 2015
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  5. ill try but being that those are recovery partitions the Microsoft installed how do I get the functionality of reset and recovery for windows 10 plus the advance boot options fixed if that what those partitions are for
     
    icpwolverine, Aug 24, 2015
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  6. topgundcp Win User
    The partition scheme will not change after you merge the unallocated 23.29GB with C: so you'll be OK.
     
    topgundcp, Aug 24, 2015
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  7. i tried the partition thing wouldn't boot its for Linux based systems
     
    icpwolverine, Aug 24, 2015
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  8. topgundcp Win User

    a question about partitions

    No, it should boot. Depending how fast your PC is, it might take a while to boot but definitely it'll boot. How did you create the bootable USB, using Rufus ?

    EDIT: Is your Windows OS installed using UEFI ? if so, there are 2 options from boot menu, you need to select the one with a prefix of UEFI-USB....
     
    topgundcp, Aug 24, 2015
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  9. AddRAM Win User
    Do you want or need those Recovery partitions, they look like duplicates and you have a recovery partition at the beginning of the drive.

    If you don`t need them, delete em, then add all the unallocated space to C.
     
    AddRAM, Aug 24, 2015
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  10. Kanata Win User
    I have used NST 20 (Network Security Toolkit) Linux live disk containing the partition tool 'gparted' to move multiple partitions on a Windows computer with a lot of success, even when there are several adjacent logical drives that Windows partition manager cannot do. As usual, make sure you have a good backup of your data beforehand. Their web site contains a good getting started guide. I will add that I have not tried it on Win 10 yet.
     
    Kanata, Aug 24, 2015
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  11. the hp recovery partition at beginning of drive is the boot section for the partition I deleted which is the unallocated space

    one of the other recovery partitions is from windows 10 upgrade the other is from where I upgraded to 8.1 pro prior to 10
    still haven't been able to get the thing you suggested to boot... I do have a uefi secure boot system .... maybe that's the reason I need to disable the secure boot...

    sorry it took me so long to get back ... I drive a truck for a living just now got to where I can rest and deal with laptop
     
    icpwolverine, Aug 25, 2015
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  12. a question about partitions [​IMG]


    instead of using the partition program iso I went to the website for it and downloaded the program for windows
    was able to clean up the partitions including removing the 1st hp recovery partition... but to be fair I went ahead and removed the recovery partitions the upgrades put on... then did an inplace upgrade of 10 using a usb drive ... thanks for the suggestion ...
    my hard drive partitions don't look so sloppy now
     
    icpwolverine, Apr 5, 2018
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