Windows 10: Problem with installing W10 Solved

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Thread Starter
       31 Aug 2015 #11

    Is the conclusion still that I have to do a complete reinstall, or would it be possible to repair or resize the partition?
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  2.    31 Aug 2015 #12

    Sredna said: View Post
    Is the conclusion still that I have to do a complete reinstall, or would it be possible to repair or resize the partition?
    What I would do is install MiniTool Partition Wizard for free. Shrink your large C: drive partition by 250 mb, making 250 mb of free space next to the system reserved partition (so you probably want the 250 mb free space out of the beginning of the big C: drive partition). Then expand the system reserved partition by 250mb - making it 350mb in size. There is no need for boot disks or USB flash drives for that, Partition Wizard will install right in Windows and will do it's own reboot to shrink the C: drive partition.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard | Best partition magic alternative for Windows PC and Server

    Then do your upgrade to Windows 10 and after it is activated you can do a clean install if you want to.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Thread Starter
       01 Sep 2015 #13

    @NavyLCDR - that did the trick. I manged to install W10 after resizing the 100MB partition to 350MB.

    thanks for your help :)
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       02 Sep 2015 #14

    Just to add to the confusion, I upgraded a Windows 7 Pro X64 system to Windows 10 Pro X64 today with no problems.
    It had only two partitions on the hard drive, a 100MB System Reserved and a 239GB OS partition.

    The 100MB was marked as System, the OS was marked as Active.

    Don't know what that means or why it worked but thought someone would like to know.
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