Windows 10: No system reserved partition

  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    No system reserved partition


    Installed a Samsung SSD on my Asus CM6730-06 desktop running Win7. the Win7 OS was cloned from the Asus Pc to Samsung SSD. Windows 7 runs great off the SSD. Got a Windows 10 upgrade notice and received an automatic download of Win10 but when it tries to install I get the message "Windows 10 couldn't be installed". "We couldn't update the system reserved partition". I would like some help to upgrade to Win10 on this pc. Thank you
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management Window:
    To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen. Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.

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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #3

    installing with no system partition?


    I think I have some similar problem, windows 7 update says "windows 10 couldn't be installed" with error: 80070006-2000C.
    I'm pretty sure its a system partition related problem based on what meager info I could turn up.
    After checking it turns out that I don't have a system reserved partition; the primary partition has the system and boot files - could this be a problem? It's factory installed Asus n53jq , apparently they decided to put everything in the main partition, possibly that's causing a problem.
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #4

    You can try using MiniTool partition wizard to shrink your main partition, leave 600 mb free in front of it. That should give Windows 10 plenty of room to create a recovery partition. Not sure if it will create the recovery partitions on an upgrade though.

    You might have to do a clean install of Windows 10 (skip any time that it asks for a product key), deleting all the partitions on your hard drive first - that will definitely create the recovery partitions - but it won't activate. Then you would do a clean install of Windows 7, just select the big, main partition as the install location - don't delete partitions. You do have a Windows 7 product key? That should leave the needed recovery partitions intact. When Windows 7 activates, you can upgrade it to Windows 10.

    Of course any clean install will erase all your programs and data.
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  5.    14 Aug 2015 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You can try using MiniTool partition wizard to shrink your main partition, leave 600 mb free in front of it. That should give Windows 10 plenty of room to create a recovery partition. Not sure if it will create the recovery partitions on an upgrade though.

    You might have to do a clean install of Windows 10 (skip any time that it asks for a product key), deleting all the partitions on your hard drive first - that will definitely create the recovery partitions - but it won't activate. Then you would do a clean install of Windows 7, just select the big, main partition as the install location - don't delete partitions. You do have a Windows 7 product key? That should leave the needed recovery partitions intact. When Windows 7 activates, you can upgrade it to Windows 10.

    Of course any clean install will erase all your programs and data.
    Thanks, can anyone advise if leaving some empty space will work?I'm a little leery of crashing my system, I don't really have time for that right now. or is there a way to manually create a system reserved partition by copying the boot folders over and making it active?

    the clean install is a route I would prefer not to go; I have a ton of software installed, but if I must it would be a good chance to upgrade to an ssd.
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  6.    14 Aug 2015 #6

    manually creating system partition


    so if in understand this post right:System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I can create a new partition, name it "System Reserved", set it as active, and then run boot repair 3 times.I should then have a valid system reserved partition to upgrade to Win 10?
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  7.    14 Aug 2015 #7

    On my system, a clean install of Windows 10 Pro from a retail distribution media (not the upgrade) I have four partitions, Recovery (450Mb), System (100 Mb), Reserved (16Mb) and Primary (the rest of the drive).

    The reserved partition does not show in diskmgmt.msc, but I can see it using the "list part" command in diskpart.exe
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  8.    19 Aug 2015 #8

    Were you able to resolve this by creating a new system reserved partition? I have almost exactly the same issue. I have a Vaio laptop and migrated my Win 7 install to an SSD, which left me with no system reserved partition. I used the instructions linked in this thread to create a new system reserved partition, but I'm still getting the same 'Couldn't Update the System Reserved Partition' error. Anyone know if there is something else I can do to get the upgrade to work? I really don't want to do a fresh install of Win 7 (assuming that would work)? My dismgmt screenshot is below.


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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Aug 2015 #9

    Strange, you shouldn`t need a SR partition to do an upgrade.

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    Did the Windows 7 install drive have a SR partition ?
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  10.    20 Aug 2015 #10

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Strange, you shouldn`t need a SR partition to do an upgrade.

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    Did the Windows 7 install drive have a SR partition ?
    Not sure. After I migrated to the SSD, I wiped the old drive to fill it with movies/music/pictures.
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