Windows 10: What partitions do I need to install Windows 10 Pro Build 1709?

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  1.    20 Mar 2018 #21

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Watch the video from this thread for answer:
    The size fo the System Reserve partition is no longer an issue. I increased its size to 550MB days ago. It did not fix my problem of Update 1709 not installing.
    My current drives/partitions:
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  2.    20 Mar 2018 #22

    During the process to download the ISO file, when it gave me the choice: "Choose which media to use.", I selected "ISO file", not "USB flash drive." So it was not a mistake in selecting the wrong media. I went back and did it again to make sure I had not made a mistake.
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       20 Mar 2018 #23

    The size fo the System Reserve partition is no longer an issue. I increased its size to 550MB days ago. It did not fix my problem of Update 1709 not installing.
    Not only you need to increase the size but also eliminate the 15GB partition since the max # of partitions for MBR disk is 4. The 4th partition created will be a logical partition. You'd need to reduce your disk to 2 partitions: System Reserved and C drive then try update again.
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  4.    20 Mar 2018 #24

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Not only you need to increase the size but also eliminate the 15GB partition since the max # of partitions for MBR disk is 4. The 4th partition created will be a logical partition. You'd need to reduce your disk to 2 partitions: System Reserved and C drive then try the update again.
    That seems counter-intuitive. My wife's computer is a twin of mine. Her computer accepted the 1709 upgrade. Her drive partitions are as follows: System--350MB (it seems that it is not necessary to have a 550MB System partition after all), C: partition---1848GB, Recovery partition--14.65GB.

    However, her partitions are in a different order as views with "Drive Management" My recovery partition is first on the left, System Reserved in the Middle, with C: on the far right. Her System is left, C: in the Middle followed by the Recovery partition.

    Wondering what could be different between hers ( a twin of mine save for the partitions) and mine that could/would cause the manual (not using Upgrade Assistant) update to fail with a reference to a "...USB Flash Drive...", it occurred to me that at some point I changed the boot order in BIOS.

    Does that strike you as the possible cause of the problem?
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  5.    20 Mar 2018 #25

    Addendum: Re: The message "...cannot install Windows on a USB...".

    I just noticed that when I go to the Windows.ISO file in Windows Explorer and click on "Mount", and when it takes me to "setup", when I click on setup it takes me to the screen where it says: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?", below that, it says: "File origin: CD/DVD drive." This does not seem correct inasmuch as the Windows.iso file is located on my "C;/users/dahermit/Documents/Windows.iso" ...not a CD/DVD drive.
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  6.    20 Mar 2018 #26

    Ahhh, but the definition of an ISO is a collection of files that represents the contents of an optical disk, such as a CD or DVD drive. So, when you mount an ISO in Windows 10, it shows up as a "virtual CD/DVD." Thus, for example, here's what Explorer just did when I told it to mount a Build 17025 Insider Preview ISO I have laying around: it shows up as the highlighted item DVD Drive (N:)

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    That just the way Windows 10 rolls, apparently.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  7.    20 Mar 2018 #27

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Ahhh, but the definition of an ISO is a collection of files that represents the contents of an optical disk, such as a CD or DVD drive. So, when you mount an ISO in Windows 10, it shows up as a "virtual CD/DVD." Thus, for example, here's what Explorer just did when I told it to mount a Build 17025 Insider Preview ISO I have laying around: it shows up as the highlighted item DVD Drive (N:)

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    That just the way Windows 10 rolls, apparently.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    I will assume then that the message "File origin: CD/DVD drive.", is just a Red Herring. The answer must be elsewhere.
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       20 Mar 2018 #28

    dahermit said: View Post
    There is no usb flash drive plugged in.
    Strange you got that message in reply #17 then.


    The Iso file is SUPPOSED to look like it`s in a DVD drive, that`s what mounted means.
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