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  1.    25 Sep 2015 #71
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    One of the things the installation does, is make my personal folders, using a VERY short version of my name, which is a pain in the butt to rename the user dir's to the name I want....Michael....oh well
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  2.    25 Sep 2015 #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    ...thought windows would ask which format to use, didn't?? ...
    Wouldn't make sense to ask which format if the partition is simply being deleted (i.e., NTFS versus FAT32). MBR/GPT are not partition/volume formats but boot disk structures. The "option" of GPT vs. MBR would come as a result of how you tweak settings in your BIOS, i.e., if you go in BIOS and disable secure boot and select Legacy BIOS boot instead of UEFI, I'm fairly sure wiping all your disk partitions during clean install will result in an MBR structured disk - perhaps another forum member can confirm that (NavyLCDR?).

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    One of the things the installation does, is make my personal folders, using a VERY short version of my name, which is a pain in the butt to rename the user dir's to the name I want....Michael....oh well
    Did you make the account a Microsoft Account (with email address) or a strictly local account? I also got the 5-letter user folder using a Microsoft Account.
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  3.    25 Sep 2015 #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Wouldn't make sense to ask which format if the partition is simply being deleted (i.e., NTFS versus FAT32). MBR/GPT are not partition/volum formats but boot disk structures. The "option" of GPT vs. MBR would come as a result of how you tweak settings in your BIOS, i.e., if you go in BIOS and disable secure boot and select Legacy BIOS boot instead of UEFI, I'm fairly sure wiping all your disk partitions during clean install will result in an MBR structured disk - perhaps another forum member can confirm that (NavyLCDR?).
    That's ok Word man I want UEFI, and this computer defaults to UEFI, unless I change it in bios, like u said. its downloading updates right now....havn't looked at the boot drive format yet. I'm letting windows do its thing right now.
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  4.    25 Sep 2015 #74
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    Ok I peeked its all GPT / UEFI style...
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  5.    25 Sep 2015 #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Wouldn't make sense to ask which format if the partition is simply being deleted (i.e., NTFS versus FAT32). MBR/GPT are not partition/volume formats but boot disk structures. The "option" of GPT vs. MBR would come as a result of how you tweak settings in your BIOS, i.e., if you go in BIOS and disable secure boot and select Legacy BIOS boot instead of UEFI, I'm fairly sure wiping all your disk partitions during clean install will result in an MBR structured disk - perhaps another forum member can confirm that (NavyLCDR?).

    Did you make the account a Microsoft Account (with email address) or a strictly local account? I also got the 5-letter user folder using a Microsoft Account.
    used my email account.....dam....
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  6.    25 Sep 2015 #76
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    Your going to be proud of this old fart.....not going to mess with my partitions......this time, cause their not messed up, like their were originally Only 4.......
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  7.    25 Sep 2015 #77
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    After this part is done, comes the REAL hard part!!! reinstalling all my registered app's!!!! and its a Big Pain!!!!!
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  8.    25 Sep 2015 #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    After this part is done, comes the REAL hard part!!! reinstalling all my registered app's!!!! and its a Big Pain!!!!!
    I hear that! When I had to do it, I decided it was a really good opportunity to think about each and consider if that particular program was really worth reinstalling - weeded out a half dozen or so that way on mine.
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  9.    25 Sep 2015 #79
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    @Word Man
    if you go in BIOS and disable secure boot and select Legacy BIOS boot instead of UEFI, I'm fairly sure wiping all your disk partitions during clean install will result in an MBR structured disk
    Only half correct. In addition, You also must select the option which partition style you want to install with from the boot menu: MBR or UEFI. SO if you set to MBR in the BIOS, you must select to boot with MBR mode, else will result in error
    Here's the screen shot where you'd would select which mode:

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  10.    25 Sep 2015 #80
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    Hey topgundcp that last post wasn't for me right??? I didn't want to disable my UEFI.....
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