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human1111
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Why disk partitions?

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My laptop is Dell XPS 15z

Is it ok to remove the partitions that came by the manufacturer? I have two partitions other than the primary (CSmiley Happy.

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Hi Human1111,

Are you running Windows 7?

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human1111
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Hey, Osprey. I'm running Windows 8.1
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7 Plutonium

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I've seen a few different partition setups with Windows 8, most of them more complicated than what you have. I know the OS has its own recovery partition. To be honest, I wouldn't change anything unless you are planning a full reinstallation of the OS.

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human1111
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I actually have done a complete OS reinstallation, from Win 7 to Win 8.1. Installed Windows on (CSmiley Happy when other partitions were used by some mysterious files, which their size was about 150 MB.

I know should have asked this question before, but you know, it's been kind of pain in [profanity removed per TOU]Smiley Tongue

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theflash1932
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You should have removed them during your Windows 8 installation.  They don't do you any good any more, so go ahead and delete them.  You may need to run a "startup repair" of Windows before it will boot again though.