Solved Partition query after upgrading from Windows 10


Peter B

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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?

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.675
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Novatech nSpire N1685
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-10110U CPU @2.10GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    KINGSTON SA2000 M82 250GB
    Internet Speed
    75mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Version 101.0.1210.53 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v8.0.6758

CornishRattler

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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, W10 VHDX Triple Boot
    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

BunnyJ

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Here's what mine looks like and it's normal to have those partitions for the C drive
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 25120.1010- Dev Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 350.50 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    MS - Defender

Peter B

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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 21H2 22000.675
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Novatech nSpire N1685
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-10110U CPU @2.10GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    KINGSTON SA2000 M82 250GB
    Internet Speed
    75mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Version 101.0.1210.53 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v8.0.6758

The-Hive

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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 Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Peter B

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Thanks everyone, I've deleted it and all's well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.675
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Novatech nSpire N1685
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-10110U CPU @2.10GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    KINGSTON SA2000 M82 250GB
    Internet Speed
    75mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Version 101.0.1210.53 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Macrium Reflect Home Edition v8.0.6758
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