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want to delete these two partitions as i have new mobo

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    want to delete these two partitions as i have new mobo


    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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    No, they have to stay. You can do a Repair install on the drive for the new motherboard.
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    Why do they have to stay they have nothing to do with my new motherboard which is not dell or my operating system which is no longer dell at all this is a totally new pc so i wish to delete them. what is gparted ?
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    They cannot go, because they are there for the OS. Just do the repair install of Windows 8 and move on. There are more things to worry about, than this. GParted is a Linux tool for working with drives & partitions. If you were to install a fresh OS, you would have to use a OEM version from someplace like newegg.com. The Dell version will never work with a non Dell bios/motherboard.
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    you must seriously not read as this is a non dell OS a retail copy of win 8.1 pro and a non dell mobo, this is leftover stuff i neglected to remove when i did a install years ago and now i just wish to remove them, they don't pertain to my OS at all they are old leftover from win 7 and when i had a full dell machine, the dell utility is old stuff pertaining to my old motherboard, and the old recovery is old win 7 oem that is no longer here at all, can someone besides the person who does not read reply please. I would like help in recovering this space as this is old old stuff not even relevant to my system at this time, stupid me when i did this win 8 pro i did a upgrade instead of a full install, so this is old old not needed stuff i want gone.
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    Again you cannot remove those partitions, case closed. They are not leftover partitions. They are a part of the install from Windows 8. Even with Windows 7, if it is an OEM installed edition or one you install yourself. It can be set up to create a recovery install by design of the software on the DVD.

    You can really do what ever you want, it is your computer after all. I do not want to see you come back telling us that your OS is broke, because you removed those two partitions that are needed by the OS.
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    they are not win 8 partitions they are and where always there even before win 8, i no what they are one is dellutility and one is win 7 recovery. i'm thru here until someone besides u post on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    they are not win 8 partitions they are and where always there even before win 8, i no what they are one is dellutility and one is win 7 recovery. i'm thru here until someone besides u post on here.
    Then you can DED (Destroy-Extend-Defrag)
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    My Windows are happily running on one partition only, problems can be solved by using full system backup with Macrium Reflect so no backup or other partitions are needed.
    Your main problem is that C: partition is located almost at the end, can't extend C: to the partitions at the front of it. Backing up whole disk or just data files and starting from scratch may be best option.
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