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  1.    15 Dec 2017 #1

    installation partition question and wrong time after install


    Hi,

    I have a new pc and I installed windows 10 64 bit, it went well but there were a few thing I wasn't sure about, one being that the time was wrong and would not correct itself

    In the end I decided to reinstall windows as it was very quick the first time, when I got to the part about which drive /partition to install to there was drive 0 and drive 1, I have 2 drives: an m.2 ssd and a sata HDD, the m.2 ssd is the system drive. It was cut up into about 4 partitions I think so I just deleted them all and then tried to proceed, windows wouldn't let me install and after searching online for solutions I unplugged the other HDD and windows let me install on to the ssd (I don't understand this because there was no problem having the other drive installed before).

    there are 2 things I would appreciate some advice with:

    1: The time is still wrong and I don't know why

    2: I now have a clean installation of windows 10 64bit again, in disk management it shows 1 partition for my system drive, I expected there to be multiple partitions like before, is this right that there is only one?

    Thank you
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       15 Dec 2017 #2

    If you post a screen shot of disk management then we'll tell you why.
    Screenshot - Take in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    15 Dec 2017 #3

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    Thanks
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       15 Dec 2017 #4

    Previously you installed Windows 10 using GPT partition scheme. Now you are installing Windows using the Legacy MBR partition scheme. Even though Windows is running fine as is, however, it should have a 550MB System Reserved partition and C drive. Your current Windows is combined the System Reserved partition and C drive.
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  5.    15 Dec 2017 #5

    what would be best to do now, how should it be ideally?

    Why did windows do it 2 different ways?

    Thanks
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       16 Dec 2017 #6

    Since your MB support UEFI. Would be better to install using GPT partition scheme. There are 2 modes to boot the Windows installation from: Legacy MBR and GPT.
    With GPT, you's select the option with UEFI prefix.
    Boot up with option with UEFI prefix. On first screen, press SHIFT+F10. You'll get the command prompt. Type:
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    clean
    exit
    exit

    NOTE: I am assuming you only have one disk connected. If not, disconnect other disk(s)

    Continue the installation, select Custom, select the unallocated partition (do not format) then click Next, let Windows creates all needed partitions.
    Once done, you'd have: 500MB Recovery partition, 100 EFI system, 16MB MSR and C drive.


    EDIT: about wrong time showing. Did you set the time in the BIOS, if you did then it might be something wrong with the battery.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 Dec 2017 at 18:12.
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  7.    16 Dec 2017 #7

    Thank you very much, I will do that

    Please could you explain how to boot up with option with UEFI prefix?


    Do you know why windows installed GPT yesterday and legacy MBR today?

    No I didn't set the time in the bios, I just installed windows twice and it's been wrong both times
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       16 Dec 2017 #8

    Do you know why windows installed GPT yesterday and legacy MBR today?
    Some MB support both MBR and GPT without having to alter anything in the BIOS so it depends on how you booted from (MBR or GPT) then windows will set it up accordingly.

    Look in the BIOS and set it to correct time.

    Here's an example. Boot up Windows using the Boot Menu (find out what key to boot to Boot Menu from your MB manual)
    you'll see a screen similar to this:
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  •    16 Dec 2017 #9

    OK thank you very much, I will try that

    so I just set the time in the bios? is that normal, do you think I have a bad battery? it's a brand new motherboard
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       16 Dec 2017 #10

    fire fly said: View Post
    OK thank you very much, I will try that

    so I just set the time in the bios? is that normal, do you think I have a bad battery? it's a brand new motherboard
    Most brand new MB need to set to correct time in the BIOS so it is normal.
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