Windows 10: 4 Partions created during clean install - any workaround?

  1.    24 Dec 2015 #1

    4 Partions created during clean install - any workaround?


    As the title say, is there any workaround to avoid creating 4 different partitions during a clean install of Windows 10?
    Here is a sample of what I mean:

    [img=http://s3.postimg.org/z5xv300xb/IMG_20151223_214201226.jpg]

    I think one is necessary and unavoidable (the MSR one), but the other ones should be used for optional services that you may not require, like restore etc.
    I couldn't find a work around yesterday and in the end I gave up and accepted those 4 partitions...
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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       24 Dec 2015 #2

    That's completely normal and all needed.

    1. 450MB is the recovery partition containing a set of tools to trouble shoot windows
    2. 100MB contains boot code. Without it, Windows won't boot
    3. 16MB is Microsoft Reserved (MSR)
    4. C: Drive
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  3. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       24 Dec 2015 #3

    Akumasama said: View Post
    As the title say, is there any workaround to avoid creating 4 different partitions during a clean install of Windows 10?
    Here is a sample of what I mean:

    [img=http://s3.postimg.org/z5xv300xb/IMG_20151223_214201226.jpg]

    I think one is necessary and unavoidable (the MSR one), but the other ones should be used for optional services that you may not require, like restore etc.
    I couldn't find a work around yesterday and in the end I gave up and accepted those 4 partitions...
    Those are the Correct partitions that Windows 10 makes for a clean install using the GPT (UEFI) style. Yours right now is setup with GPT style, Which is the newer type. Mine is also setup the same way as yours. I have no problems with those 4 partitions being made by Windows. I would leave them alone. The older style is called MBR. You can read more about this in an old post here, for more information if you like.
    Does a Windows 10, clean install, create the necessary partitions?
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  4.    24 Dec 2015 #4

    Thanks for all the useful information guys, guess I did the right choice in just giving up and accepting those 4 partitions!
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  5. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       24 Dec 2015 #5

    With a GPT partition scheme - you can now create 124 more partitions if you wanted....
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  6.    24 Dec 2015 #6

    work around is to boot in MBR mode and then get MBR install (1-2 partitions); but GPT is better
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