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want to delete these two partitions as i have new mobo

  1. #11



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    I don't know if this would work: how about making those two partitions 1 partition and using migration software migrate c to the new partition? Could/Would that work...just brainstorming.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    dang so i may just be stuck till win 10 comes out and do a clean install oh well.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    dang so i may just be stuck till win 10 comes out and do a clean install oh well.
    So, make a system backup and use win10, it's very usable and still free.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hey CountMike what about removing the contents of these two partitions formatting them and merging them into one partition and use it for extra storage would it work? Also is win 10 officially supported in like chipsets and stuff right now ?
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  5. #15


    Marion
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just right click on the partitions and click delete volume. If you do it on both it will merge them as unallocated space. Then right click and format them. That will wipe them clean. Extra data space.

    I choose not to use Windows 10 as there is no final release as of yet. I do not like using a beta version of windows as a primary operating system.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by lmaneke View Post
    Just right click on the partitions and click delete volume. If you do it on both it will merge them as unallocated space. Then right click and format them. That will wipe them clean. Extra data space.

    I choose not to use Windows 10 as there is no final release as of yet. I do not like using a beta version of windows as a primary operating system.
    That could be done too, Win 10 although a "Beta" or TP as MS put it, is not too different from W8/8.1 and is quite stable my only wrries is what they are to do next that might change the conditions.
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    So i'm not needing this DELLUTILITY partition or this recover D partition so how can i go about removing these old partitions and recouping the space from them these are left over from my old dell machine i have since transfered my whole operating system and such to a new motherboard, and this was a old win 7 oem and now its on win 8.1 pro with media center stuff. so is not even needed. I would just like to get the space back and utilize this. any help would be awesome here is a picture of it.

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    That's a utility partition for Dell PCs and laptops, if you are not using the drive in its original configuration, then you can delete it with utilities like minitool partition wizard. The Recover D partition is a repair partition specific to the original laptop or PC, if you have replaced the MB with anything but an identical MB, then you can never use that again.

    My guess is that these partitions are placed at the beginning of the drive, if that is true then you will have to wipe the whole drive- or move your OS/system partition to a new drive, you will have to include any partitions windows 8 created, which is usually a roughly 104mb partition at the very end of the drive with the boot loader on it.

    I have also seen windows 8 drives where this 100mb partition is missing. If it's there, move it with the system partition.

    I have run across drives just like how you describe, and in copying them to a new system, or moving the drive to a new system, they are practically impossible to remove if they are located before the system partition. That's why I always keep a terabyte drive sitting around blank so I can dupe the proper partitions to that and then copy them back to the drive after I completely reformat it.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    So i'm not needing this DELLUTILITY partition or this recover D partition so how can i go about removing these old partitions and recouping the space from them these are left over from my old dell machine i have since transfered my whole operating system and such to a new motherboard, and this was a old win 7 oem and now its on win 8.1 pro with media center stuff. so is not even needed. I would just like to get the space back and utilize this. any help would be awesome here is a picture of it.

    Attachment 58625
    That's a utility partition for Dell PCs and laptops, if you are not using the drive in its original configuration, then you can delete it with utilities like minitool partition wizard. The Recover D partition is a repair partition specific to the original laptop or PC, if you have replaced the MB with anything but an identical MB, then you can never use that again.

    My guess is that these partitions are placed at the beginning of the drive, if that is true then you will have to wipe the whole drive- or move your OS/system partition to a new drive, you will have to include any partitions windows 8 created, which is usually a roughly 104mb partition at the very end of the drive with the boot loader on it.

    I have also seen windows 8 drives where this 100mb partition is missing. If it's there, move it with the system partition.

    I have run across drives just like how you describe, and in copying them to a new system, or moving the drive to a new system, they are practically impossible to remove if they are located before the system partition. That's why I always keep a terabyte drive sitting around blank so I can dupe the proper partitions to that and then copy them back to the drive after I completely reformat it.
    Sorry for the late reply i was on extended vacation and not at home so your saying i can't just delete these and merge into one and just use it like it is? i will have to do the whole operating system over again? dang i was hoping to just delete them and make it the same partition D and just use it like for extra space. if this is at all possible let me no thank you and again so sorry for the late reply.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Control Panel > Recovery > Create a recovery Drive

    This will make a factory recovery USB and once it completes - you are usually given the option to delete the recovery image partition.. in your case you will not be given that option because of your partition layout..

    that 40MB Dell utility is a Dell Diagnostics partition and that Un-needed GUI is available on CD
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  10. #20


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Control Panel > Recovery > Create a recovery Drive

    This will make a factory recovery USB and once it completes - you are usually given the option to delete the recovery image partition.. in your case you will not be given that option because of your partition layout..

    that 40MB Dell utility is a Dell Diagnostics partition and that Un-needed GUI is available on CD
    so could i just delete these and make one partition out of them ? as i don't need dell utility anymore or that old recovery from oem win 7.
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