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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Feb 2016 #21

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Or not. As you can tell, it really bugs topgundcp and a few others when people delete that little unformatted partition chunk of space. I don't know what bothers them more, the fact that Microsoft says not to do it and we do it anyway, or that nothing bad has happened to any system that it has been deleted from. I imagine if enough people delete the MSR partition, though, it might throw the world into chaos and be the start of the apocalypse like the Y2K bug was supposed to do. ;-)
    If it does cause issues will you go over and fix his PC??
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       03 Feb 2016 #22

    It is not right to tell people to do things that are not standard, It is there for a reason, period.
    Sorry to be blunt but I have to say what need to be said.
    You are absolutely right. And if you suggest a "non-standard" solution, make them aware of the possible implications.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 433
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       03 Feb 2016 #23

    Tomorrow, will will do a Macrium image to a unused disk, and uncheck part 2 as my plan in post #13. If it hoses the system so be it nothing lost. Not going to try it on an my current system. In post #17 Topguncp said that 128mb was normal for a Win8.1 to W10 upgrade. (my case) Maybe things will change if and when I do a clean install. Tx again for the replys....
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 841
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       03 Feb 2016 #24

    On win8.1, I did the "migration" that NavyLCDR suggested -- moving the stuff from the MSR into the OS partition (using EasyBCD) -- and never suffered any negative results because of that. I did that because I needed more partitions on the drive, and the MSR partition was taking up one of the four permitted.

    However, Win10 is new enough, that on another machine, I also have an MSR partition, and even though it now seems unused, I've decided to leave it alone. Since it does not appear to be "broke", I have no intention of "fixing" it!
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,899
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Feb 2016 #25

    @topgundcp, @BunnyJ, @whs,

    Would you care to elaborate what portion of my reply #2 and the link I posted is factually incorrect? The very first thing that I stated was that Microsoft says the precious MSR unformmated partition is necessary on a GPT disk. Was not the appropriate information and warning given right up front?

    meebers said: View Post
    Tomorrow, will will do a Macrium image to a unused disk, and uncheck part 2 as my plan in post #13. If it hoses the system so be it nothing lost. Not going to try it on an my current system. In post #17 Topguncp said that 128mb was normal for a Win8.1 to W10 upgrade. (my case) Maybe things will change if and when I do a clean install. Tx again for the replys....
    But @meebers, what are you going to do when Microsoft detects that you deleted their "necessary" partition and send their black helicopters to start circling over your house? :
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       03 Feb 2016 #26

    I feel innocent - LOL. I do not recall questioning your statements. My post was purely generic.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,899
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Feb 2016 #27

    whs said: View Post
    I feel innocent - LOL. I do not recall questioning your statements. My post was purely generic.
    Well, you posted they should be made aware of the implications - and I feel that they were, in post #2 which references the Microsoft website that states the MSR partition is necessary.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       03 Feb 2016 #28

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Well, you posted they should be made aware of the implications - and I feel that they were, in post #2 which references the Microsoft website that states the MSR partition is necessary.
    Hmm, you lost me. Did I refer to your post #2 ??
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,899
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Feb 2016 #29

    whs said: View Post
    Hmm, you lost me. Did I refer to your post #2 ??
    I apologize. I took your post the wrong way and became overly defensive.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       03 Feb 2016 #30

    It's OK. That happens to most of us at times.
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