Windows 10: Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete?

Discus and support Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi I'm running Windows 10, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1016) I noticed that my main SSD disk had an extra partition suddenly. It used to just be the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ExtremeUnction, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete?


    Hi

    I'm running Windows 10, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1016)

    I noticed that my main SSD disk had an extra partition suddenly. It used to just be the C: drive but now there is a G: drive as well. (image attached)
    Do you think it would be safe to delete this partition? There are no files on there:
    G:\>dir /s /b /a:h
    G:\$RECYCLE.BIN
    G:\$WINRE_BACKUP_PARTITION.MARKER
    G:\Recovery
    G:\System Volume Information
    G:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3873808609-2474160929-3200262091-1001
    G:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3873808609-2474160929-3200262091-1001\desktop.ini
    G:\Recovery\Logs

    G:\>dir /s /b
    G:\Recovery\Logs\Reload.xml

    I'm also not sure what those other two partitions are being used for. Neither of them is marked as a recovery partition. Would they be safe to delete as well?

    G:\>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.

    :)
     
    ExtremeUnction, Sep 5, 2020
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  2. Can I safely delete certain partitions?

    All the partitions to the right of C:\ can be safely deleted. I noticed you have some substantial unallocated disk space that you should try recovering.

    After deleting the suggested partitions, the Volumes you deleted will now appear as ‘Free space’, you will also notice that the disk icon no longer appears in the list of volumes.

    Right click the Free space partition, and click Delete, click Yes on the Disk Management warning that appears.

    The volume will now appear as Unallocated. Our next step is to merge back that unallocated free space with the system partition (CWeird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete? :). Right click the System volume then click the ‘Extend Volume’ option on the contextual menu, click ‘Yes’ when the warning appears.

    A wizard will now begin that will guide through the steps to merge back the unallocated space with your system partition.

    The wizard provides a simple procedure to merge back the unallocated space with the system drive. Once you have selected the space, click Next, at the end of the wizard, you will see the amount allocated.
     
    Andre for Directly, Sep 5, 2020
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  3. W1zzard Win User
    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
    W1zzard, Sep 5, 2020
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  4. okidna Win User

    Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete?

    Delete my W10 Partition

    Do you want to safely delete your Windows 10 partition and use only Windows 7?

    If Yes, then boot to your Windows 7, run msconfig, go to "Boot" tab, you will see something like this :


    Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete? boot-png.png


    Choose "Windows 7" and click "Set as default", then choose "Windows 10" and click "Delete", restart if asked or necessary.
    Now the boot information for Windows 10 has been deleted and you can safely delete your Windows 10 partition (make sure no important files are on the Win10 partition). To delete and extend your partition you can use many partition manager tools.
     
    okidna, Sep 5, 2020
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