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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I don't know but with Macrium Reflect Free you can make a system image, mount it and then browse it, then maybe you can see what is taking up so much room. With windows 8.1 alone mine is only 28.6MB from 260MB(at least Lenovo left enough room).
    Hmmm, that sounds ugly. Can the EFI partition be formatted to allow Windows to boot? There must be some kind of fix for this that isn't painful...

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  2. #12



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    The only other option I can think of is if you have a second drive installed in your desktop move the EFI(ESP) there but it could create boot problems so make a system image before hand in case it explodes in your face and brick your pc. Read this at Superuser.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    The only other option I can think of is if you have a second drive installed in your desktop move the EFI(ESP) there but it could create boot problems so make a system image before hand in case it explodes in your face and brick your pc. Read this at Superuser.
    Yeah, I only have the one internal hard drive and an external USB 3.0 drive. Ugh.
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  4. #14



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    If you do a reinstall don't forget to sync windows with onedrive and download your model drivers to your ext. HDD so you have them ready(burn to a DVD or place on a thumb drive for future use). then the only that will take a bit of time is installing programs(which the installers can also be downloaded and save ahead of time) also let windows backup your libraries using file history so you can restore them quickly after. Then custom install increasing your EFI partition to 260MB. should only take about an afternoon to reinstall everything. That's still much faster than Windows 7 and earlier.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you do a reinstall don't forget to sync windows with onedrive and download your model drivers to your ext. HDD so you have them ready(burn to a DVD or place on a thumb drive for future use). then the only that will take a bit of time is installing programs(which the installers can also be downloaded and save ahead of time) also let windows backup your libraries using file history so you can restore them quickly after. Then custom install increasing your EFI partition to 260MB. should only take about an afternoon to reinstall everything. That's still much faster than Windows 7 and earlier.
    I definitely don't want to do that.

    I was thinking of this. Fixing a Corrupted UEFI Partition in Windows 8 or 8.1
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  6. #16



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    Maybe KYHI can help you with this. He's really with command line partitioning. Write him to come to this thread to help.
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  7. #17


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    You can also use diskpart to assign a drive letter to that 100MB volume so you can browse its contents

    Type> diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> list volume

    you will see a lot of volumes without drive letters assigned..
    Now find the 100MB volume #

    type> select volume # (# being the volume number without a drive letter)
    type> assign letter=s

    now you can browse the partition contents
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    You can use > Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to increase the size of the efi partition so you have 50MB of free space
    That doesn't work as the EFI Partition is not accessible to be enlarged. Same goes for the the Recovery Partition.

    I have no clue how to proceed. Any ideas?
    Aomei does allow EFI partition selection...
    Attachment 58926

    you would first have to shrink "Resize" C by 50MB (Did 10GB for my test)
    Attachment 58929

    then "Move" the C partition over to fill the free space
    Attachment 58930

    move the 128MB partition over into the now create free space

    then expand the system partition to fill free space

    and click apply
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  9. #19


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    But I do still wonder why your EFI partition is so full... You can clearly see the Free space in my EFI (SYSTEM) partition in the pic above
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  10. #20



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    Jimmy I would guess GRUB from his dual boot w/mint, but even that is actually not that large:Click image for larger version
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