1.    11 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 b.10074

    System HDD (Drive 0) Partitioned. Can I lock it??

    OK, my perfect little world is about to take shape I've got everything ready to fix my foul-ups from the past week and a half but one thing I hadn't really thought of. The physical drive that is my system drive--the one onto which Windows will be installed--has several partitions at the moment. During the install process, the two hidden partitions will be deleted as will the partition that was and will be C. Onto that unallocated space, Windows will do it's magic and create the recovery partition and the C partition and the Milk'n'Cookies partition. Familiar with the process, cool with it, woo hoo. There is an additional partition on this physical drive. We'll call it....uhmmmm.....the XXX drive on which resides a media collection which is quite dear to me.

    In previous builds a whole boat load of crap has been installed onto that partition and it was anything but easy undoing Windows's dirty work (pun intended). SO...my last question is this:

    • Can I somehow LOCK this partition during the install process (or prior to the install process), insuring that it is not accessible to SYSTEM or anyone else for that matter?? At my disposal is Paragon 15, Disk Manager (duh) and a few other nifty tools--none of which I'm all that familiar with. Paragon is the one package I'm most experienced in and comfortable using--however I am not sure what path to take. Hints? Suggestions? Help?

    Hopefully I'll get a quick answer because...well, because I'm honestly probably too impatient to wait, will jump the proverbial gun and go down some cockamamie avenue of HDD doom just 30 seconds before a power user here posts something that begins with, "WHATEVER you do...DON'T DO ________"
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,876
    Windows 10 Pro

    The absolute certain way is to copy partition to USB external hard drive and then unplug the USB hard drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 3,789
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.105

    I'll repeat NavyLCDRs recommendation. Definitely backup the partition to an external hard drive. The during the clean install of Windows 10, delete all partitions except that one and see what happens. The installer should create the partitions it needs and leave that one asis. The key word being "SHOULD".

    Having it backed up means you won't lose it, no matter what.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen
I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue. I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I...
Software and Apps
Solved Lock Screen Preview and Lock Screen nuisance
Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the lock screen preview and bypass the 'Sign In' button on the lock screen? I often put my computer to sleep then to bring it back (in Windows 7) I would simply hit the space bar and turn on my mouse and it...
General Support
Photo viewer pops up twice and number lock doesn't lock on log in
Hello guys, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I am having some issues. First one is: When I click jpg, gif, or any image files that uses the photo viewer as a default viewer, photo viewer pops up twice, one with the file I selected and one...
Software and Apps
Reset this PC Vs Partitioned HD
Hello everyone, I just upgraded from Win7 x64 to Win10 Pro, I have dual boot with Ubuntu and wanted to make a clean instalation of the Windows 10 while leaving Ubuntu as it is. I moved all my files to the Ubuntu partition but I'm afraid the...
Installation and Setup
Solved Caps lock, num lock, scroll lock lights no longer function
Hello! Since the most recent build of W-10 (9879), my caps lock, num lock, and scroll lock lights do not function on either computer on which I have W-10 installed (a desktop with a USB keyboard and a laptop with an integrated keyboard). The keys...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:45.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums