Windows 10: How to expand System Reserved partition to accept Windows 10 1709.

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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       4 Weeks Ago #11

    Hi,
    Clean install 10
    With either dvd or flash drive installer using the media creation tool
    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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    trying to install win10
       4 Weeks Ago #12

    You originally posted
    In an effort to get 1709 update to install
    I have answered that already. You refused to follow instructions.

    You later posted:
    dahermit said: View Post
    Let me start over. How should I partition my drive to be able to install Windows Pro 10 build 1709?
    If you want to do a clean install from booted media - that is different
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    trying to install win10
       4 Weeks Ago #13

    A partition is a volume.

    Diskpart understands the short versions e.g.:
    sel
    lis
    vol
    act
    inact
    exi
    You can type the words in full if you really want. I do it so often, I just use the short versions.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #14

    dalchina said: View Post
    I'd boot my PC from e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard's boot disk.
    Then decide if I needed to keep the manufacturer's recovery partition. If not, delete that, and adjust the other partitions accordingly.
    If I wanted to keep it, then shrink C: and expand the System Reserved partition.
    dahermit said: View Post
    ...I do not have one of those. I would prefer to use Windows 10 Drive Management system....
    dalchina said: View Post
    That's where you are mistaken. To do this, use a boot disk from a 3rd party partition manager, or use a 3rd party partition manager which will apply the changes when your PC is restarted.

    Experts here state they would never attempt to use Disk Management to make changes to Windows partitions..
    In fact, there are built-in limits to what Disk Management allows you to do. What you want is beyond its designed capabilities.

    The MiniTools Partition Wizard bootable CD was free up to version 9. Starting with version 10 it became part of the 'paid for' tool and no longer available for free download from their site. The last free version (9.1) is downloadable from an archived copy of the MiniTools site as it appeared in 2016. You can access that at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine here...

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160307...otable-cd.html
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       4 Weeks Ago #15

    There is also the Aomei partition Assistant that is still free and has enough functionality to do most of the tasks that Partition Wizard free was capable of, and is still being developed

    Free Download AOMEI Software| Download AOMEI Backupper and Partition Assistant
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    trying to install win10
       4 Weeks Ago #16



    I agree with that. For those wishing to use 3rd party tools, Aomei is very good and most functions are available in the free version.

    However,the OP wants to use windows own tools, and they are capable of performing the task he requested.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #17
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       4 Weeks Ago #18

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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #19

    SIW2 said: View Post
    This thread itself was actually spawned as a separate question after this one identified the problem preventing an upgrade to 1709.

    How to get rights to copy to Root of C:
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       4 Weeks Ago #20

    Based on your Disk Management. You have a cloned copy of disk 1 from disk 0.
    IMO, The easiest way to do this is to use Macrium. In the video below, I setup my disk 4 &5 the same as your disk 0 &1. So from Macrium you would use disk 0 & 1. the final result with the partition resized to 550MB, skipping 15GB partition.

    Once done. Disconnect disk 0 then boot up Windows.

    If failed to boot, boot up Macrium Rescue disk then click on "Fix Boot Problems"

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