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Old 01-15-2019, 01:35 AM   #1
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I bought a Lenovo G45-50 Laptop and noticed the HDD has been altered from what i think it should be. Looks like someone created an additional drive (F: ) I want to delete ALL of the unnecessary Volumes and have it the way it should have been new. The recovery partition still works as i already did a restore, but it left all the other volumes. Which ones can i safely delete and reclaim the space to the C: ??

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From the WinX Menu, open Disk Management, select the Drive you want to delete, right-click on it and then click on Delete Volume.

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In Windows 10. it creates a few Hidden Partitions, they should not have Drive letters associated with them. Lenovo may have created a Data drive for storage, this can be safely deleted leaving Unallocated Space, You then can Right click the C: drive and Extend it into the Unallocated Space in Disk Management. to gain more space on the C: drive
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Download Macrium Reflect Free version. Create a Disk Image clone of Disk 0 and save it to an external USB HDD. If anything happens with your computer, you can restore this image to be back to where you were.
Open Up Drive F:, if there are any files on this drive you want to keep, save them to the USB HDD.
In Disk Management, Partitions 5.6 and 7 can now be safely deleted. leaving Unallocated Space between C:and partition #8. Restart the computer. If it boots correctly and have no ill effects, go back to Disk Management, right click the C: drive and choose to Extend the Volume into the Unallocated Space.
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