Solved Win10 Update added ESP drive Question is can it be removed

Dell - inspiron 17.3" laptop - 4gb memor...
November 27, 2016 at 16:53:54
Specs: Windows 10, AMD A8/4 Gb
After a Windows 10 update, I noticed that I now have a drive labelled ESP and it 450 Mb. What is the purpose of this drive; does it cause any harm and can it be removed?

Thank you.


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#1
November 27, 2016 at 17:46:19
This seems to be the most popular explanation:

"AKA EFI partition, apparently it was assigned a drive letter, you can remove the drive letter (set it with no drive letter) using Disk Management and it will become hidden in explorer again".

My comment:
Seems like an update glitch - it has been known to go away again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
November 27, 2016 at 17:58:02
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If you delete ESP (EFT System Partition) your computer will no longer boot. THIS article explains its purposes.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#3
November 28, 2016 at 16:14:21
Derek,

Thank you for your response. As you suggested, the ESP drive disappeared the next time I booted up.

Brian W


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