Windows 10: GPT vs MBR

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  1. Posts : 1,179
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       24 Sep 2015 #41

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Again, if I have messed up my C-drive, then I will go back to the way it was this morning, and then, see what else I can do to make it acceptable for me, AND you guys, WHICH I RESPECT YOUR opinions VERY MUCH!!!! Hell I just might do it, to keep you guys happy. and prove that I CAN go back of course.
    If I get done setting up and straightening out machines of others in my family, then I may join you in playing with my own system - for now I'll stick with my GPT based 3 partitions + 16 MB MSR as they are and fiddle with and learn about Windows recovery/reset options - all but the OS are only taking up a tenth of a % of my total disk space.
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  2. Posts : 1,179
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       24 Sep 2015 #42

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Yes we are a little....not much thou. but nobody is giving my good reasons to change my c-drive partitions??? THAT is what I want, using the "recovery is needed" line, is just not sitting right with me. Even if you ask a Microsoft tech, they will tell you that its NOT needed, but you should have one......that doesn't sit right with me either. But, I am worried about that 128 meg partition that is unallocated, because its the MSR partition, and should not be unallocated. So I just might have messed that one up!
    Read more about MSR - BY DEFINITION it is intially unallocated, period.

    Also, check for your MSR by looking at your disk in Windows Disk Management - it doesn't even show up - because Microsoft didn't care enough to catch Disk Management up entirely to displaying everything on a GPT disk. Yes, diskpart will list it but you can't really manipulate it - it is there to protect us consumers from our own stupidity (impression I get from MS).
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #43

    Word Man said: View Post
    Read more about MSR - BY DEFINITION it is intially unallocated, period.
    yeah good point, but windows disk management reports it as 128 mb raw Healthy partition, before I made my changes windows didn't report to me that it was RAW under "file system" Soooo I may have made a mistake. Hard to believe I know.
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  4.    24 Sep 2015 #44

    Also disk management reports that my 383 mb EFI system partition is 100% Free, think that means its empty. Not good.
    If that's the case, then why the heck can I boot up?? Think I am getting confused.
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  5. Posts : 1,179
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       24 Sep 2015 #45

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Also disk management reports that my 383 mb EFI system partition is 100% Free, think that means its empty. Not good.
    If that's the case, then why the heck can I boot up?? Think I am getting confused.
    You are, and that's how MS likes it! 100% free shown in Disk Management on that and any other non-OS partition is a lie - they didn't want you (or go the trouble for you) to have the ability in Windows to see the actual deal.

    You should only believe what MiniTool reports on that. Can you browse images in Acronis also? I forget - it's been so long. I have an old Acronis Disk Director version also - it probably wouldn't work worth a flip nowadays.
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  6.    24 Sep 2015 #46

    Ok guys I just did a shut down, just to see if I would have any problems booting from shut down. Took me 27 sec's to boot back up, and here I am.
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  7. Posts : 1,179
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       24 Sep 2015 #47

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Ok guys I just did a shut down, just to see if I would have any problems booting from shut down. Took me 27 sec's to boot back up, and here I am.
    I'm willing to bet it won't be the same if you delete the ESP partition (first partition on disk 1 in the MiniTool snapshot in post # 18).
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  8.    24 Sep 2015 #48

    Word Man said: View Post
    I'm willing to bet it won't be the same if you delete the ESP partition (first partition on disk 1 in the MiniTool snapshot in post # 18).
    Think you mean my EFI partition, not esp......sometimes I wish I actually has ESP thou
    OK looked at my MiniTool and it reports that my EFI partition of 368MB does have 58.09 being used!!! just like you said, windows says its empty, but minitool tells me the truth.
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  9. Posts : 1,179
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       24 Sep 2015 #49

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Think you mean my EFI partition, not esp......sometimes I wish I actually has ESP thou
    OK looked at my MiniTool and it reports that my EFI partition of 368MB does have 58.09 being used!!! just like you said, windows says its empty, but minitool tells me the truth.
    Well, ESP is and acronym for EFI System Partition - it has your "bootstrap" in there. Unless I'm misremembering, MiniTool reports is as ESP.

    I checked - ESP must have been an acronym I saw somewhere else, but if you stretch the Type column out in MinTool I think it calls it EFI System Partition.
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  10.    24 Sep 2015 #50

    Word Man said: View Post
    Well, ESP is and acronym for EFI System Partition - it has your "bootstrap" in there. Unless I'm misremembering, MiniTool reports is as ESP.
    Nope MiniTool says its EFI system reserved partition
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