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05-09-2014

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Why do I have 9 partitions and which are safe to delete?

2014-06-01, 20:52 PM

Looking through the Disk Management tool in Windows 8.1, I couldn't help but notice that I currently have 2 harddisks split into a total of 9 partitions on my Ideapad U410 Touch laptop.

 

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Disk 0 = SSD: split into 2 partitions

Disk 1 = SATA disk: split into 7 partitions

 

I'm aware that Disk 0 (the 22 GB SSD) is used by Intel's Rapid Storage Technology, but why on earth is Disk 1 divided into an additional 7 partitions?

 

Can I delete any of the partitions on Disk 1?

 

First off, I know that 1 of the partitions on Disk 1 is used by Lenovo's OKR, but since I clean installed Windows 8.1 over the factory default Windows 8, I could theoretically delete Lenovo's recovery partition.

 

Secondly, I could also delete partition D on Disk 1 which only holds drivers and software, but what about the other partitions on Disk 1? Are they all necessary?

 

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Thanks in advance!

 

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