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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       26 Mar 2015 #1

    Actions during a clean install


    When doing a clean install and after clicking to do a custom install
    you get a box will all the current drives on the hard disk.
    I chose to reformat the C:/ drive as I have done many times.
    then continued. Today I received a message about GPT and that the partitions on the selected drive are
    not in the recommended order. It also gave the option to continue.
    All went fine. W10 TR 10041 installed. there seems to be no problems. I have all my programs installed and all
    files and folders. have rebooted many times and no problems.
    Should I have deleted all the extra small drives. Also the recovery drive?
    I have an image of 8.1 Pro before I did the clean install and have done one image of the new clean install.
    Larry
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,239
    Windows 10 IoT
       26 Mar 2015 #2

    I delete the System Reserved, EFI, etc system partitions on a clean install. Windows recreates them automatically anyway. The recovery partition is likely non functional now anyway. I deleted it on my ASUS laptop when I wiped the factory 8.0 install for a clean install of 8.1. I keep my user folders like Documents, pictures, music on a separate DATA drive or partition. That's the only partition I don't delete on a reinstall.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       26 Mar 2015 #3

    Actions during a clean install


    Thank You Alphanumeric right now I cannot seem to be able to delete the D: recovery.
    I am sure that there is a way but in disk management I cannot seem to get an option to delete it or any of the little ones. I am sure when everything is final I will probably do another clean install but right now I am on the slow ring and will do updates.
    Larry
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,239
    Windows 10 IoT
       27 Mar 2015 #4

    Don't delete them now, do it during the install. If you do it now you'll break something. You'll end up in a no boot situation.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       27 Mar 2015 #5

    Actions during a clean install


    No I have no intentions to do anymore since everything is working.
    I also have a laptop and I had done the delete of the recovery partition and expanding the C: drive before I did the clean install on it.
    Let's hope April will see another build.
    Larry
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       27 Mar 2015 #6

    Just for General Information:

    Over the past few years, I've been involved in testing several OS's, and following Microsoft's advise, I always like to install to a Clean, Blank hard drive. (most people don't have one of those just laying around)

    I have many HD's laying around that have been used for various things including testing of new OS's.
    So to prepare a HD for a new OS, I do what I've been doing to HD's for a very long time. (even brand new ones)

    I install the test drive as the ONLY HD on the system (my desktop) and I boot up the system with my DOS Utilities CD.
    Then I run the old DOS Utility program "FDISK" which I use to delete all the partitions on the HD. It will even delete NTFS and Linux partitions. I let it create just ONE large partition on the drive.

    Then I reboot, and run the DOS Format command from the CD. It's not so much the actual Format that I want as it is the fact that the DOS Format routine scours the HD, verifying that every sector is able to reliably hold data. Any bad sectors will be added to the Bad Sector Map on the drive (a permanent part of every hard drive) and will never be used again for data storage.
    That precludes installing a new OS on sectors that may fail to reliably hold data.

    Once that is done, I can install any OS with the knowledge that the HD will be able to reliably hold the new OS.
    And generally speaking, I have none of the problems with testing a new OS that I see written up so often on these forums.

    Cheers Mates! Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! Come on RTM!

    TechnoMage
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,239
    Windows 10 IoT
       27 Mar 2015 #7

    The diskpart clean or clean all command is good for wiping a drive too.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       27 Mar 2015 #8

    TechnoMage when you speak of the DOS Utilities CD is that something you created or is that one that you got with hardware.
    Years ago I used one but that was in the last century. have tried to use whatever I can find or learn on my system at the time.
    I have a touchsmart 23 all in one from HP and 1T hard drive. right now it has about 6 or 7 different areas on the drive.
    When ten is released I would sure like to clean this up once and for all.
    How can I get the CD? or is it something that can be created from my system
    Larry


    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Just for General Information:
    TechnoMage when you speak of the DOS Utilities CD is that something you created or is that one that you got with hardware.
    Years ago I used one but that was in the last century. have tried to use whatever I can find or learn on my system at the time.
    I have a touchsmart 23 all in one from HP and 1T hard drive. right now it has about 6 or 7 different areas on the drive.
    When ten is released I would sure like to clean this up once and for all.
    How can I get the CD? or is it something that can be created from my system
    Larry

    Over the past few years, I've been involved in testing several OS's, and following Microsoft's advise, I always like to install to a Clean, Blank hard drive. (most people don't have one of those just laying around)

    I have many HD's laying around that have been used for various things including testing of new OS's.
    So to prepare a HD for a new OS, I do what I've been doing to HD's for a very long time. (even brand new ones)

    I install the test drive as the ONLY HD on the system (my desktop) and I boot up the system with my DOS Utilities CD.
    Then I run the old DOS Utility program "FDISK" which I use to delete all the partitions on the HD. It will even delete NTFS and Linux partitions. I let it create just ONE large partition on the drive.

    Then I reboot, and run the DOS Format command from the CD. It's not so much the actual Format that I want as it is the fact that the DOS Format routine scours the HD, verifying that every sector is able to reliably hold data. Any bad sectors will be added to the Bad Sector Map on the drive (a permanent part of every hard drive) and will never be used again for data storage.
    That precludes installing a new OS on sectors that may fail to reliably hold data.

    Once that is done, I can install any OS with the knowledge that the HD will be able to reliably hold the new OS.
    And generally speaking, I have none of the problems with testing a new OS that I see written up so often on these forums.

    Cheers Mates! Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! Come on RTM!

    TechnoMage
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,542
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       27 Mar 2015 #9

    I would also consider Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

    Look here where I posted about it

    250mg recovery partition ?

    I would at least merge the 1023mb partition to your c drive. The choice is yours if you decide to try it. Take your time and review the tutorials AOMEI provides before trying. I did it with no issues.

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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       27 Mar 2015 #10

    Actions during a clean install


    Hi Dude; I am using AOMEI backupper and really like it. I will try to use the partition one. have it on the system and will create a couple of Image backups and give it a try.
    Will mark this one resolved.
    Larry
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