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windows installed too many partitions?

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    windows installed too many partitions?

    after putting fresh windows 8.1 on my new 64 gb ssd, it put 3 partitions as you can see. One was called D. When I clicked it I was told I had to format it so I did. It can be seen all the way to the left and is now seen as unallocated. Since i'ts all the way to the left I can't merge it with my other partitions. Can I just ignore it and sacrifice the 350 MB? Or should I re-install windows?
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    im getting the following error messages when trying to install my tivo desktop software: windows installer message - temp folder is on a drive full or in acessable.
    wondering if this is a sign I should reinstall windows.
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    The screenshot shows the way you made the partitions, you can ignore or reinstall.

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

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    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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windows installed too many partitions?
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