Have 4 partitions

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I wanted to install another OS on my laptop but I noticed that I already have 4 partitions the first is Healthy EFI Partition then Recovery then C: then Restore Partition. Should I remove one? If so which one? Can I have 5 partitions using AOMEI Partition Assistant? What should I do?

Best Answer

The answer to why you have four partitions is:

  • The EFI partition is used to store files used by UEFI
  • Recovery and restore are used to hold system files needed when performing for example a factory reset.
  • The C: partition is your (and the operating systems) primary partition used for storage.

This makes it possible to load UEFI at boot, and also to replace your current installation with a brand new one without the need of installation CD:s or externally loaded images.