1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 169
    windows 10
       16 Aug 2015 #1

    Doing a Clean Install, Should I reserve the 350 MB Partition?


    Hi

    Tomorrow I am planning to do a Clean Install, which I have done a number of times using other operating systems.

    I normally go for using One partition, which in this case is the whole 500gb

    But having been having a read of the Clean Installation Instructions, I see a recommendation of reserving a 350mb Partition.

    Is this a good idea or not in practice? so I would like to know what you guys think.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Aug 2015 #2

    Nope. Delete all the partitions on the hard drive and install on the unallocated space. Let Windows 10 make the partitions that it wants to.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       16 Aug 2015 #3

    Haha! Nope. I had 7 partitions on my 2 month old Dell laptop by the time I finished the Win10 Upgrade. Blew them all away in the clean install and now only have 3. (I did keep entire disk images each step along the way.)
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 169
    windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Nope. Delete all the partitions on the hard drive and install on the unallocated space. Let Windows 10 make the partitions that it wants to.
    Hi

    I somehow had a feeling you were going to say that, so I'll just go for One Partition, like I usually do.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 169
    windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #5

    Word Man said: View Post
    Haha! Nope. I had 7 partitions on my 2 month old Dell laptop by the time I finished the Win10 Upgrade. Blew them all away in the clean install and now only have 3. (I did keep entire disk images each step along the way.)
    Hi

    One Partition it is then.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Aug 2015 #6

    Cyberdesigner said: View Post
    Hi

    One Partition it is then.
    No, not one partition. No partitions. Delete all the partitions and install it in the unallocated space.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 107
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #7

    On the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, you'll need to delete all of the partitions. Select a partition and click on the "Delete" option for each partition.

    Once you have deleted all of the partitions, you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space.

    Click on the "Next" button. The installation of Windows will begin. All the required partitions (see screenshots below) are created automatically during the install.

    Or, if you know what you're doing, you can click on the "New" button and create a separate data partition.



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  8.    17 Aug 2015 #8

    Also as your doing a clean install you should unplug any other hard drives you have in your system as Windows can sometimes isntall parts of itself on them. This of course would case problems in the future if you needed to replace the drive for some reason.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 169
    windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #9

    genet said: View Post
    On the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, you'll need to delete all of the partitions. Select a partition and click on the "Delete" option for each partition.

    Once you have deleted all of the partitions, you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space.

    Click on the "Next" button. The installation of Windows will begin. All the required partitions (see screenshots below) are created automatically during the install.

    Or, if you know what you're doing, you can click on the "New" button and create a separate data partition.



    Hi

    Many Thanks

    For taking the trouble to do that, I think I can take it from there.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 169
    windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #10

    swarfega said: View Post
    Also as your doing a clean install you should unplug any other hard drives you have in your system as Windows can sometimes isntall parts of itself on them. This of course would case problems in the future if you needed to replace the drive for some reason.
    Hi

    Many Thanks

    No other drives are Installed.
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