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  1. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,239
    Windows 10 IoT
       06 Feb 2015 #41

    I've deleted all the partitions and just left the drive blank and unpartitioned. And then just clicked next without creating any partitions and Windows did it all in the background. No prompts or anything, the next screen was the copying files screen. Windows will work without that partition. I'm not what pitfalls will ensue though. I do believe there is a tutorial on how remove that partition, might be on the Windows 7 forum. I can't remember ever doing an install where I didn't get those system partitions. I've only done about 3 Windows 10 installs, and I'm not running it at all at the moment. I will give it another go when the next build gets released though.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,775
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #42

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I've deleted all the partitions and just left the drive blank and unpartitioned. And then just clicked next without creating any partitions and Windows did it all in the background. No prompts or anything, the next screen was the copying files screen. Windows will work without that partition. I'm not what pitfalls will ensue though. I do believe there is a tutorial on how remove that partition, might be on the Windows 7 forum. I can't remember ever doing an install where I didn't get those system partitions. I've only done about 3 Windows 10 installs, and I'm not running it at all at the moment. I will give it another go when the next build gets released though.
    Sheesh, Edwin, after a few gazillion installations of Windows as far back as Windows 3.1, I'm learning new things about setting up Windows. Always something to learn, and I may go back and give this one a clean install, just for curiosity.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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       06 Feb 2015 #43

    Yea I'm not sure what happened but I just had to do startup repair a few times to straighten out booting into 7
    I believe you can stick a fork in me I'm done with 10 until it's final and can be installed on 8.1's ssd

    Issue that created the down fall is a missing boot manager in 10 that screwed up the bios priority
    Simply caused by me forgetting to disconnect a charger from my machine that was in and I shut down 7,
    Then inserted 10's hdd and machine would not boot
    Not sure why a charger would cause all of this
    7 is booting normally now so I'm not going to push my luck anymore with betaware
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       06 Feb 2015 #44

    I had something similar happen to me. I unplugged my Windows 8.1 drive and clean installed 10 on a second SSD. Plugged my Windows 8.1 drive back in and found my BIOS boot order was all messed up. Fixed that and tried to boot into 8.1 and got a repairing volume error message. That may not be the exact wording, was something like that. It then counted up until it reached 100% and rebooted into 8.1. Other glitches etc with 10 had me unplug that drive and just go back to 8.1.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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       06 Feb 2015 #45

    Hard to believe a little ecig charging would cause all of this but I do believe it was inserted in the same usb port used to install 10 with :/
    Very weird shit
    F12 didn't even see either of the drives

    I almost reset the bios to default but had no idea what other issues that might cause ?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,775
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       06 Feb 2015 #46

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I had something similar happen to me. I unplugged my Windows 8.1 drive and clean installed 10 on a second SSD. Plugged my Windows 8.1 drive back in and found my BIOS boot order was all messed up. Fixed that and tried to boot into 8.1 and got a repairing volume error message. That may not be the exact wording, was something like that. It then counted up until it reached 100% and rebooted into 8.1. Other glitches etc with 10 had me unplug that drive and just go back to 8.1.
    I guess that's why I'm not attempting to do a dual boot on my desktop. I just don't want to mess it up; too much important stuff on it.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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       06 Feb 2015 #47

    Running or installing another os on it's own drive isn't really dual booting per-say unless both drives are always connected at the same time,
    Which is really the most perplexing thing about not having the reserve partition/ boot manager installed when the drive does not have any other partitions on the drive
    Something really fishy about that :/

    The other fishy part is why a simple usb charger would cause such a mess with either drive not being detected at all
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       06 Feb 2015 #48

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Running or installing another os on it's own drive isn't really dual booting per-say unless both drives are always connected at the same time,
    Which is really the most perplexing thing about not having the reserve partition/ boot manager installed when the drive does not have any other partitions on the drive
    Something really fishy about that :/

    The other fishy part is why a simple usb charger would cause such a mess with either drive not being detected at all
    Yes, it's not the conventional Windows dual boot where you get the boot menu to chose the OS. My plan was to use my BIOS quick boot menu to select which drive to boot from. Everything was fine until both drives were connected at the same time. Windows 10 did "something" to my 8.1 install. My next test install will be a 10 only clean install on my laptop.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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       06 Feb 2015 #49

    I just downloaded build 9879 and have it on a bootable usb
    I'll load that sucker without an internet connection and see what happens and if the reserve partition is created on the same hdd
    It did in the past like to see what it does in the present

    If nothing changes I may do VMware 32 bit'ers in the future for the current and newer builds my mother board isn't compatible with a 64 bit vm
    Allot of people don't like the reserve partition but it's supposed to sort of replace the machines bios and mine are very old 2009.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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       06 Feb 2015 #50

    I was correct build 9879 installed the 350mb reserve partition
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