Windows 10: Can I erase all these portions in my clean install?

  1. Posts : 55
    Win 10 Professional x64
       02 Aug 2015 #1

    Can I erase all these portions in my clean install?

    Upgraded my Win 7 Ultimate x64 to Win 10.
    Now when I went to perform a clean install of the Win 10 with USB created from Microsoft Media, take me through to the screen to partitions.
    There are three partitions, one marked as OEM.
    What could be this.
    I put in new HDD two years ago and had done clean install of Win 7 then.
    I had Acronis True Home Image 2012 but removed it prior this Win 10 upgrade

    Am I save to erase all these partitions for my clean install?
    Last edited by cabbage; 02 Aug 2015 at 07:52. Reason: attach a photo
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,198
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Cabbage,

    Usually, that would be for a OEM factory recovery partition used to restore the PC back to it's preinstalled OS.

    If you don't want it, then yes it's safe to delete. :)
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,430
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       02 Aug 2015 #3

    Just follow Brink's tutorial: Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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