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  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit

    Delete Partition

    Should I delete this partition (see screenshot)and extend C: drive? It seem it was the recovery partition by OEM, but it should be no use because my PC come with OEM Windows 7 and I upgrade to 8.1.
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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Here's what I would do:
    1. If you don't ever use Windows 7 again then delete the partition
    2. Shrink C partition to around 80~100GB
    3. Use the rest to store your personal data and keep Windows OS by itself on C to make it easy to backup/restore without worrying data loss.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit

    Thank you very much. I deleted the partition.

    I have backup for all my important personal data on a USB drive. I don't want to backup on another partition because a drive failure will destroy my whole "Disk 0" drive.
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