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  1. Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       08 Oct 2016 #11

    If you don't "clean" the Disk (delete all partitions) before Clean Installing Win10 on GPT or MBR Disks it will reuse existing partitions (and add some possibly) , as it appears it has on your's Matthew . If there is no System Partition like if Win7 , was on the Disk 1st, Win10 will put the Boot files in the C:\EFI Folder instead (perhaps C:\boot? I don't have MBR now to check)

    If the recovery Partition is empty , then the recovery files may also be on C:\ ..... in C:\Windows\Recovery

    Minitool Partition Wizard makes things easy to see and you can "explore" partition that windows won't let you view normally as well. You can use the Portable version if you don't want to install it (or get Loader.exe errors)

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  2. Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Win 10
       08 Oct 2016 #12

    second try

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  3. Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       08 Oct 2016 #13

    Better

    Both drives look like you deleted the Win7 system partitions off at some point ? both have 100mb unallocated at the front end. Not sure why one is set as logical (normally Primary unless more that 4 partition) , not sure why the 2nd one is set to dynamic either ?

    Even on MBR disk's the Recovery Partition is Usually the 1st partition but if Win10 finds one too small it will add one to the End with the latest Recovery Files for the Win10 Version you are installing.

    Maybe time for a House Cleaning

    I ran into an issue with Win10 AU and my MBR disk back in Aug. it would not install on an MBR Disk I had upgraded from win7 this post shows what I did to fix that and convert my Drives to GPT at the same time

    Small Wrinkle in Anniversary Update....MBR Disk


    the short version I posted in another Thread today

    http://www.tenforums.com/windows-upd...tml#post836154
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  4. Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10 Home
       09 Oct 2016 #14

    Kbird said: View Post
    If you don't "clean" the Disk (delete all partitions) before Clean Installing Win10 on GPT or MBR Disks it will reuse existing partitions (and add some possibly) , as it appears it has on your's Matthew .
    I had deleted the Windows partition and installed 1607 in the ensuing unallocated space, from which Windows setup created the system reserved partition shown in post #10. No old partitions were used during the clean installation.

    Kbird said: View Post
    If the recovery Partition is empty , then the recovery files may also be on C:\ ..... in C:\Windows\Recovery
    There was no recovery partition before the clean installation, during which Windows setup created the system reserved partition. Now C:\Windows\Recovery is empty.
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Win 10
       09 Oct 2016 #15

    Kbird said: View Post
    Better

    Both drives look like you deleted the Win7 system partitions off at some point ? both have 100mb unallocated at the front end. Not sure why one is set as logical (normally Primary unless more that 4 partition) , not sure why the 2nd one is set to dynamic either ?

    Even on MBR disk's the Recovery Partition is Usually the 1st partition but if Win10 finds one too small it will add one to the End with the latest Recovery Files for the Win10 Version you are installing.

    Maybe time for a House Cleaning

    I ran into an issue with Win10 AU and my MBR disk back in Aug. it would not install on an MBR Disk I had upgraded from win7 this post shows what I did to fix that and convert my Drives to GPT at the same time

    Small Wrinkle in Anniversary Update....MBR Disk


    the short version I posted in another Thread today

    http://www.tenforums.com/windows-upd...tml#post836154
    No idea why its dynamic, is that something I should change? I dont see it causing any issues.
    To give some detail: My XPS17 came pre-installed with Win7 on a 1TB HDD. I later replaced it with a 256gb SSD and und moved the old HDD to the second slot, using it solely for files and games. Why G: is split into two I really have no idea.. E: Recovery is the Dell default recovery partition, which I didnt touch.

    Anyhow my daily machine is now my new desktop so I hardly ever use the notebook. Really don't feel like investing time in it if ain't broke. Updating to win10 was already a headache as it officially doesn't support it (most drivers not available from Dell)
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  6. Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       09 Oct 2016 #16

    Vipe said: View Post
    No idea why its dynamic, is that something I should change? I dont see it causing any issues.
    To give some detail: My XPS17 came pre-installed with Win7 on a 1TB HDD. I later replaced it with a 256gb SSD and und moved the old HDD to the second slot, using it solely for files and games. Why G: is split into two I really have no idea.. E: Recovery is the Dell default recovery partition, which I didnt touch.

    Anyhow my daily machine is now my new desktop so I hardly ever use the notebook. Really don't feel like investing time in it if ain't broke. Updating to win10 was already a headache as it officially doesn't support it (most drivers not available from Dell)

    Dynamic is usually used only if you are Using Software Raid for stripping or Mirroring etc so on a laptop I am not sure ,technically I think you have "Volumes" not partitions at the moment but I think you need delete all partition and set it up again as a GPT disk to get rid of the Dynamic setting , which if you have an External Drive for Backups ( you should) is a fairly easy thing to do.

    more info on dynamic disks Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    You no longer need E:\ since you are now on Win10 , (its the Win7 Reset partition) so cleaning up that Drive will gain you that space too.

    If you need more advice on how to proceed, if you want to, just post back here...

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  7. Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       09 Oct 2016 #17

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I had deleted the Windows partition and installed 1607 in the ensuing unallocated space, from which Windows setup created the system reserved partition shown in post #10. No old partitions were used during the clean installation.


    There was no recovery partition before the clean installation, during which Windows setup created the system reserved partition. Now C:\Windows\Recovery is empty.
    I am not sure why you have an MBR Disk with a 500MB Recovery unless D:\ is a partition on the Same HDD? , in which Case Win10 would not alter that as you would loss Data. A GPT Disk would have 450mb-100mb-16mb and C:\ xxxGB Partitions.


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  8. Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10 Home
       09 Oct 2016 #18

    Kbird said: View Post
    D:\ is a partition on the Same HDD?
    Yes.
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  9. Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       09 Oct 2016 #19

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    Yes.
    Ok Matthew , just so we are clear I am not suggesting there is anything wrong with your Installation, in your circimstances .


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