Windows 10: Upgrading to Win 10 from a 2 year old Win 8.1 install - horrible idea?

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       04 Jun 2015 #11

    topgundcp said: View Post
    I did not have any problem upgrading from 8 to 10 or from 10 to 10. However, I hate the fact that when you ugrading, Windows re-arranges things and creates an extra 450MB partition tagging at the end of C drive (NOTE: this is with UEFI installation, I have no idea how it works with MBR since I don't use it) . This might be OK if you run it as a stand alone system but if you plan on dual booting then it might cause problem and becomes unbootable, in which case you might have to re-create the BCD.
    Thanks for this information Dino,

    I fed Ms about a disk schema issue a few releases back and again recently after helping a member get past a buggered install
    (asked him to grow the 100 MB System Reserve part to 450 MB and try again - it worked)

    Cliff S also reported it a while ago. Mystere sort of convinced me to try it with the other member.
    So this is of interest to me, especially since one release clobbered my System Reserve (100 MB)

    Seeing your post tells me that MS is at least trying to work through the issue (placing the 450 MB part at the end is about all they can do unless they want to shrink exiting partitions, move everything to the right and then create the part(s) required on the left.

    It's technically sound, just not what people are used to seeing
    "What's that system reserve doing way out there?" ... it's fine anywhere they or you put it as long as you follow the other rules (size and active)

    I always find good stuff in your posts.

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  2.    06 Jun 2015 #12

    I have just kept updating from 8.1 and have had no real problems. Have an SSD so speed is good.

    I think I will just cruise through to RTM with updates but did think I might do a fresh install. But, honestly, everything is fine so may well take the lazy way out!
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