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  1.    16 Aug 2015 #11
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    What you suggest would leave him with a windows.old folder. I formatted it, then ran the clean to make it unallocated which allows the installer to create whatever partitions are required.
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  2.    16 Aug 2015 #12
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    @topgundcp, do you think I am wrong?
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    @topgundcp, do you think I am wrong?
    No, you are not wrong but unnecessary to reformat. Windows Installation will do it automatically. And by the way, if you fresh install, there will be no Windows.old.
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  4.    16 Aug 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    What you suggest would leave him with a windows.old folder. I formatted it, then ran the clean to make it unallocated which allows the installer to create whatever partitions are required.
    I think Topgun is right - your process cleans the drive, creates a partition, formats it, then cleans the drive. One clean is enough, methinks

    By cleaning the drive, and doing a Clean install, there is no Windows.old folder.

    TopGun: What is a reversed partition
    If you fresh install of Windows 10. The partitions layout was changed. It is not 350MB reversed partition.

    just having a bit 'o fun - you can check my spelling any time - it's horrendous ... can't spell easy words like teh

    edit: I really need to refresh the thread BEFORE I post what another member has already posted - sheesh!
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  5.    16 Aug 2015 #15
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    You got me there Bill.
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  6.    16 Aug 2015 #16
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    Just what I needed today. Two of you telling me I am wrong.
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  7.    16 Aug 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Just what I needed today. Two of you telling me I am wrong.
    I understand where you were coming from, essenbe. If I wanted a new partition, Windows Disk Manager was (and probably still is) the last option I would use to create it simply because I had no idea how that partition would get created. Usually, "back in the day" it was a logical partition and I liked have good ol' solid primary partitions.
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  8.    16 Aug 2015 #18
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    I didn't say you were wrong Steve, I said I thought TopGun was right (emphasizing the positive)

    The process itself isn't wrong either, just 3 of the 4 steps are unnecessary


    Hope your evening is better.

    Bill
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  9.    16 Aug 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    BTW, there is an easier way to do that, but that's the way I do it. I like to do it myself so I am sure it is right.
    The easy way is when you get to the where do you want to install Windows, select advanced options and delete all partitions and then install to an unallocated disk. Windows will do everything else.
    I think this would have been the simplest way of doing what the OP is looking for.

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    What you suggest would leave him with a windows.old folder. I formatted it, then ran the clean to make it unallocated which allows the installer to create whatever partitions are required.
    If you delete the partition and then let Windows format and install into the unallocated space, there will be no Windows.old folder. And I've clean installed using the simple method on the SP2 and 2 PCs.
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