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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #31
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 38
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    Understood ... excellent work by you , I have downloaded a new ISO and burnt to DVD,
    now I have to buy a new separate hard drive to temporarily save my existing folders to. Then i'll be ready for the clean install.

    I appreciate the help, I'm learning things as well as fixing. Cheers
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #32
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Posts : 3,276
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    If you add in a new drive first you can also use that space to create and save a full system image back up of the drive to in case you decide later to opt out of 10 entirely for some reason. Once you have the backup image and stored safety on that drive you would then simply power down to unplug the data cable and when ready power up to see 10 go on the OS drive.

    Besides everyone pointing to only one program for that 7 has it's own option for creating a system image backup built into. Here back when 7 was recently new I simply went with a full retail flavor of Acronis True Image 2010 Home edition that still runs and works as well now on 10 as it did on 7 when first bought. So there are other options available. Personally I prefer Acronis not only for reliability as well as flex as far as not worrying any if a folder name sees a change or a drive letter changes when going to restore an image but it compresses thing down much better then what you see with the Windows option as far as smaller size images taking up less drive space.

    Hey it never hurts to learn anything new! I had my moments lately when first trying to figure out why 10 couldn't finish the first upgrade! Finally I reviewed one of the guides here and then found out what was preventing a complete upgrade which turned out to be having the two storage drives plugged. Sure enough the "$Windows~BT" and "$Windows~WS" folders were found on one drive while the 10 installer had placed the boot files on the other! You would think MS would have thrown in at least a few cautionary notes with the confirmation and later notification emails about not having to wait to download 10 about extra drives causing upgrade installation issues! User Beware!
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  3.    30 Jul 2016 #33
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    I have a similar problem but i am running Windows 10 and have 32GB RAM installed but according to Windows 10 there is 1.1GB hardware reserved so i have only 30.9GB RAM to play with. I installed Windows 10 on another disc and it shows full 32GB RAM and no Hardware reservation.

    What is going on here?

    EDIT: Ok so know i got it down to 87.5MB when unchecking the box Maximum Memory in MSconfig. What is taking so little?
    Last edited by klappa; 30 Jul 2016 at 07:55.
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