Windows 10: Windows 10 Partition Confusion

Discus and support Windows 10 Partition Confusion in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all. Recently I installed a new SSD, onto which I cloned my Windows 10 OS and files as it was on the original HDD that came with my laptop. As far... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Boundless84, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Partition Confusion


    Hi all.

    Recently I installed a new SSD, onto which I cloned my Windows 10 OS and files as it was on the original HDD that came with my laptop. As far as I can observe, the cloning process worked properly, as I write this from the Windows booted off the new SSD.

    However when I looked at the disk management, I am confused by what I see. Disk 0 is the new SSD. Disk 1 is my old HDD. Originally before installing and cloning the new SSD, my laptop HDD was partitioned this way:

    Windows (CWindows 10 Partition Confusion :) - 450GB
    RECOVERY (DWindows 10 Partition Confusion :) - 28.9GB
    Sean (FWindows 10 Partition Confusion :) - 399GB
    Other (XWindows 10 Partition Confusion :) - 50.2GB

    Now when I look at Disk Management, this is what I see:


    Windows 10 Partition Confusion [​IMG]


    On Disk 0 (which was identical to what Disk 1 shows above), I chose to "Delete Volume" for both Sean (HWindows 10 Partition Confusion :) and Other (IWindows 10 Partition Confusion :), which accounts for the 450.22GB unallocated on Disk 0, as I want to extend the C Drive on Disk 0. However as you can see, it shows 958 MB NTFS partition. I cannot assign this a Drive letter, and so I don't know what this partition is.

    How can I determine is this is safe to delete? Without deleting this, I cannot extend the C Drive. Any advice or input is appreciated! Thank you.

    UPDATE: Using a command prompt I was able to assign it a Drive letter. When I view the properties of that partition, it shows that 601MB of 957MB is used - but browsing the folder in Windows Explorer shows an empty folder. The "Show hidden files, folder, and drives" folder view option is selected.


    Windows 10 Partition Confusion [​IMG]


    Windows 10 Partition Confusion [​IMG]

    Windows 10 Partition Confusion [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Boundless84, Feb 6, 2020
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  2. 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, Feb 6, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 6, 2020
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  4. Scrizz Win User

    Windows 10 Partition Confusion

    Windows 10

    no, you can't go back..
    I suggest creating a backup image of your os drive
     
    Scrizz, Feb 6, 2020
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