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  1.    27 Mar 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    At least you have a nice long weekend to do it

    The reserved partition is set up during Windows install. It will simply create another one.

    You can follow this guide here but remember to remove all the partitions and just select the unallocated one and click next. When you plug the other drives back in, you can use disk manage to remove all the partitions create a new one and then format it.

    Remember to back up any files you want to keep!
    I'll have my lunch first, then make an executive decision as to whether to bite the proverbial bullet. Thanks for your suggestion.
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  2.    27 Mar 2016 #12

    np, let me know how it goes and if you have any problems. Enjoy your lunch.
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  3.    27 Mar 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    What I saw from the Disk Management, You did not do a clean install, you probably did an in place upgrade. The 100MB System Reserved is normally used in Window 7. For a fresh install the Disk partition scheme should be as follows:
    1. 500 MB System Reserved partition
    2. C- Drive.

    Since you did not have to many apps installed, I would re-install Windows 10 as suggested above. It is better to have your Windows installed on the first sata port (Disk 0) so I suggest to open the case and connect the cable from disk 0 to disk 2 where you have C: drive. Disconnect the other cables for now and do the steps below:
    1. Boot up with Windows installation media
    2. On the first screen. Press SHIFT + F10 and type
      diskpart
      select disk 0
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. Continue with Installation, select the unallocated partition then click Next (Do not create partition/format. Let Windows create the needed partitions.
    4. Once done, reconnect the other cables for drive D and E.
    5. Reboot, your Disk 0 should contains 500MB system reserved and C drive.
    Thanks for your input topgundcp. I don't have any installation media as such, as my upgrade was the freebie (from Win7 Ultimate).

    As a thought though, if the C was sited on Disk 0 instead of Disk 2, wouldn't the issue then be that the C drive wouldn't be visible outside of 'ThisPC'?
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  4.    27 Mar 2016 #14

    You can legally download an ISO from MS and since you've already installed Windows 10 previously, you won't have to worry about activating it. Ignore prompts for activation during install and it should be activated by the time you hit the desktop.
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  5.    27 Mar 2016 #15
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    Download the Windows ISO from here: Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
    then use: Rufus - Create bootable USB to create an installation media on a USB.
    One thing I forgot to mention. During the Installation, when prompted for product key, click on "I don't have a product key" or "Skip this step".
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  6.    27 Mar 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    You can legally download an ISO from MS and since you've already installed Windows 10 previously, you won't have to worry about activating it. Ignore prompts for activation during install and it should be activated by the time you hit the desktop.
    Thanks swarfega. I'll go off down this path (again) with your suggestion and that of topgundcp. Will post back in a month or two !
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  7.    27 Mar 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Download the Windows ISO from here: Windows 10 Download - Tech Bench
    then use: Rufus - Create bootable USB to create an installation media on a USB.
    One thing I forgot to mention. During the Installation, when prompted for product key, click on "I don't have a product key" or "Skip this step".
    Appreciate the links, topgundcp. Will now enter déjà vu mode. I'll update this post later on the outcome .
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  8.    27 Mar 2016 #18

    Good luck.
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  9.    28 Mar 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Good luck.
    OK, I blitzed everything, reallocated the drives in the proper sequence and clean installed Win 10 Pro 64 using a USB stick with the downloaded ISO created by Rufus. As I previously mentioned in an above reply to topgundcp though, I'm back to the same situation as before, except now it is the C drive that is not visible outside of ThisPC . See images.
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  10.    28 Mar 2016 #20
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    @Jezzer56:
    Did you try this: remove and add drives from Navigation tree - tutorial
    And you can't add nonremovable drives as per tutorial above.
    Last edited by AndreTen; 28 Mar 2016 at 12:22. Reason: Adding info
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