Question Delete recovery partition from a cloned drive?

maconai

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Hey guys, I bought a new SSD and used Samsung Data Migration to clone my previous drive (C: with Windows) to the new SSD. After the migration, I noticed the previous drive (used as a source for this data migration) still has the recovery and UEFI partition with sizes of 499MB and 100MB. The new SSD (used as a target drive for the data migration) also copied those partitions and is where the Windows is installed now. Now I have two recovery partitions with 499MB each and two UEFI partitions with the 100MB each on two separate drives.

Can I remove the recovery and UEFI partition from the older drive that has no Windows on it and leave the ones on the SSD that contains Windows now (new drive)? I can't delete it using the Disk Management from Windows, but apparently I can with diskpart. I just don't know if it's safe to delete them since they're not in the main drive anymore.
 

maconai

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first, unplug the hdd and make sure it boot with just the ssd.
Yes, I already tested this to be sure, even after the restart with both drives the Drive Management confirms the SSD as the "boot drive". Even after that, I formatted the previous drive but the two unwanted partitions are still there.
 

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