Windows 10: Need help with windows 10 System Reserved Partition

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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Need help with windows 10 System Reserved Partition


    Am trying to upgrade a windows 7 desktop to windows 10 but anytime I try to download windows 10 I get this:

    "Windows 10 couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

    What can I do get this fixed to get windows 10 on this computer?

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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2

    Hi Afees98

    It seems to be an issue with the System Reserved Partition being full.

    Can you post a image of your Diskmgmt please?
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    Yes I can!
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    As you can no doubt see, your System drive only has 7mb available.

    To follow @gregrockers post from Win7 forums. Can you try this please.

    Let's try to figure out what's clogging the new System Reserved partition. In Control Panel>Folder Options>View unhide System and Hidden files. Post back a screenshot of the contents of both SysRserved partitions.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    Ok so i made it so it will show hidden files. What screenshot is needed?
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #6

    Is there a way I can just make the system size bigger for it to work?
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7

    If you want to increase the System partition, you can look at using partition managers to do so, however playing with the Partition can have side effects.

    As for the image, can you show the contents of the System drive? It does not look like the default of 100mb was reserved, and you will run into issues with that.
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8

    Click image for larger version. 

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  9.    30 Jul 2015 #9

    Thank you for the image, can you change the view to details and sort by size?

    We need to see where the largest files are.
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  10.    30 Jul 2015 #10

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