Installing fresh Windows 8 - partitions

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by joakim1, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. joakim1

    joakim1 New Member

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    So I'm going to install a fresh Windows 8 on my new Acer Aspire V5 laptop. When I come to the drive/partition window it asks "Where do you want to install Windows?". The following partitions already exist:
    • 1: Recovery | Type Recovery
    • 2: ESP | Type System
    • 3: (no name) | Type MSR (Reserved)
    • 4: Acer | Type Primary
    • 5: Push Button Reset | Type Recovery
    Is it safe to delete all these partitions?
     
  2. joakim1

    joakim1 New Member

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    nvm i just deleted them. seems to work fine.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I would imagine that they contained a version of whatever os was installed on your laptop previously. It just means that now that you've removed them you obviously cannot go back to that original operating system.
     

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