1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #1

    We can't update the system reserve partition

    Every time I try to update and install windows 10 I get this error. It seems as if my reserve partition is too small to download windows 10. How would I go about fixing this issue. I have had a dual boot of linux in the past but got rid of it months ago.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Aug 2015 #2

    Which drive are you trying to install to?
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #3

    I have no idea. Would my external E: drive be a good idea? I really don't know which one would be best
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       09 Aug 2015 #4

    windows 10 uses a 16MB MSR Reserved partition
    A 450MB Recovery partition
    A 100MB EFI partition

    E is an external, removable drive ??..
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 186
    Kernel 4.x.x
       09 Aug 2015 #5

    You could try moving your ESP to that 100MB unallocated space. Maybe it wouldn't complain then.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #6

    Not sure what to do. It wouldnt let me move the allocated space. Yes E is an external drive.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1
       09 Aug 2015 #7

    Would restoring the pc to default settings change my partitions that I made to use for linux? If so I'll just wipe the hard drive clean if that's possible
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