I recently did the free upgraded from Win 7 Pro/SP1 to Win 10.
I have an OEM Q:/ that is a recovery of Win 7. This Q:/ recovery drive is using almost 17Gigs.
I already did a USB recovery of it prior to upgrading to Win 10. I also have a windows.old that is 21.9Gigs.
I want to remove both of them. I plan on creating another USB recovery of Win 10 so I'll have a recovery of both.
So, my question is this... Since I'll have 2 USB recoveries of Win 7 & 10, would it be safe to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to delete those partitions and not lose data or have problems after running the AOMEI program? I know its always best to back-up your files, but I can always download them from the cloud. I just don't want to run into a no startup or blue screen and have to re-install and re-download all the files!
I have found info on how to use AOMEI to remove the OEM Q:/ recovery drive but I'm not to sure how to remove the windows.old.
I also read that after 30 days Microsoft will delete the windows.old... Is this true? If so, what exactly will it remove and/or delete? Will it give back the 21.9Gigs that the *.old took?
I really don't plan on going back to Win 7 but will the USB recovery of Windows 7 work on its own without the OEM Q:/ Recovery drive?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Thinkpad 11e 20D9 (Not a Yoga)
500 Gig HD