Solved Partition query after upgrading from Windows 10


Peter B

Well-known member
Local time
9:02 PM
Posts
44
Location
West Yorkshire
OS
Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
I successfully upgraded to Windows 11 last week and all seems fine.

However, I now have 3 partitions, not 2, as I had on my 10 installation - could the 3rd new one be deleted safely, please?

Screenshot (7).png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Initia 15.6"
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1195G7 @ 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    M2 PCIe NVMe 250GB
    Internet Speed
    80/20 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Version 123.0.2420.97 (Official build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v8.1.7909
That’s the recovery partition, you can delete it with diskpart or a 3rd party software as it’s a protected partition. Does it bother you that much?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Beta, 11 Dev, W11 Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R6
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    1 x Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
Here's what mine looks like and it's normal to have those partitions for the C drive
1643632190675.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3495
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
    Memory
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    Zalman i3 NEO
    Cooling
    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 295.11 mbps Upload: 65.35 mbps T-Mobile Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
Cornish...thanks for your reply, it doesn't really bug me, I just like simplicity. I use Macrium Reflect frequently, so if it's superfluous, I'd like it gone, as long as it's not going to do any harm.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Initia 15.6"
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1195G7 @ 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    M2 PCIe NVMe 250GB
    Internet Speed
    80/20 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Version 123.0.2420.97 (Official build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v8.1.7909
I would be inclined to leave it alone, it's not taking up much space. is it an old win10 recovery or win 11 as you have upgraded. If 11 I would leave but if 10 and you do not wish to go back to 10 it can be deleted
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
Thanks everyone, I've deleted it and all's well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist Initia 15.6"
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1195G7 @ 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    M2 PCIe NVMe 250GB
    Internet Speed
    80/20 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Version 123.0.2420.97 (Official build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v8.1.7909
Back
Top Bottom