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Hard Drive Partitions?

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  • Started 3 years ago by Ottawa1
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Ottawa1
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I recently replaced my old hard drive with a SSD on my laptop. The old Hard Drive was cloned to the new SSD. I understand the C and the D partition, but I have some other partitions that I do not understand. Possibly someone can enlighten me.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Screen Shot SSD

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Lighthouse
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Please can you post that image. It is too small to read from the link.

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gedstar
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OEM Partition "Is the original Installation file that Lenovo put on there. Your OS can access them when you go to make a recovery DVD"
The small 172MB is created by Windows, I think
16MB unallocated is just unused space, not a lot to worry about

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warlock
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@LH, I don't really know how to help the OP, but the image is coming out fine here.

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ian2
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For LH

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Ottawa1
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So let me see, the C partition is the primary. The D partition(Lenovo) at 4.70GB is what again? Is it the OS and Lenovo related stuff for a restore? The 14.76 GB Healthy OEM partition(Crucial SSD?) not sure I understand this and why it is there. These seem unnecessary the 172MB and the 16MB.

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whs
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Apart from C, the most importand partition is the small 172MB partition at the front. That contains your bootmgr. Without it, the system would not boot.

The 14.76GB partition is your recovery partition. If you make images, you could live without it. But maybe you want to burn it first to DVD.

The D partition I would open and see what's in it. Maybe some tools.

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Lighthouse
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The 172 MB partition,
http://www.mydigitallife.info/.....tallation/

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whs
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And if it has been created, you can easily copy the bootmgr to C: Then you don't need the system partition any more.

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Ottawa1
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Thanks for all of the advice it is very helpful. I wish this forum had an edit function though because I misspelled partition in the title of the thread. Oh well...Thanks again...

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warlock
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@Ottawa1, Your wish is granted.

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whs
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Yeah, after 30 minutes it's bedtime around here, LOL.

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raphoenix
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