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hard drive OEM partions.

Pesky Ngon
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I just formatted a 1TB hard drive but it still has a bunch of OEM partitions on it. " 260mb healthy (efi system partition) /// 899.67gb /// winre_drv 1000mb ntfs healthy (oem partition) /// Lenovo_part 30gb ntfs healthy (oem partition) /// 500mb healthy (oem partion). "

why is there so much OEM crap on here and will this affect me trying to use this drive to install windows on in a new PC, or restoring an image back up on to?

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3 minutes ago, Pesky Ngon said:

will this affect me trying to use this drive to install windows on in a new PC, or restoring an image back up on to?

No, don't worry. These partitions aren't crap BTW.

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2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

No, don't worry. These partitions aren't crap BTW.

ok thanks, good to know they wont have an effect. could you please tell me what they are for if they arnt just junk?

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1 minute ago, Pesky Ngon said:

ok thanks, good to know they wont have an effect. could you please tell me what they are for if they arnt just junk?

Those partitions are for recovery and contain boot data. I don't understand why you're so worried about them.

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1 minute ago, r2724r16 said:

Those partitions are for recovery and contain boot data. I don't understand why you're so worried about them.

don't understand why they're there cos I have never seen any oem partitions on other drives at all, let alone this many. and one in particular is fairly large. id rather have that space for files. as for boot data and recovery, I already have an image back up drive so no need for data recovery on the drive. as for the boot data...this drive has no OS on it so why does it need boot data? 

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2 minutes ago, Pesky Ngon said:

don't understand why they're there cos I have never seen any oem partitions on other drives at all, let alone this many. and one in particular is fairly large. id rather have that space for files. as for boot data and recovery, I already have an image back up drive so no need for data recovery on the drive. as for the boot data...this drive has no OS on it so why does it need boot data? 

https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/delete-oem-partition.html

 

Just delete the partitions if they give you nightmares.

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Just leave the EFI partition alone :P

Here's an overview of what they all are: https://www.minitool.com/partition-disk/strange-partitions-on-laptops.html

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