Windows 10: [help with partition] Clean installing windows 10 Solved

  1.    07 Nov 2015 #1

    [help with partition] Clean installing windows 10


    Hi I recently upgraded my laptop, specifically "Acer aspire v5-473pg" into windows 10 and now I'm trying to do a clean install. The problem is there's a lot of partition on the partition menu when proceeding into a clean install and I don't know a lot about them. My laptop comes with win 8 single L and I didn't upgrade to windows 8.1, is it safe to delete this partitions (i'll attach some images)
    btw my laptop didn't come up with installation disc or recovery disc. Can I just delete them all? I mean wouldn't they harm or do any corrupt files in my laptop?
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    EDIT so I found out that those recovery partition is essential if I don't have any recovery backups and MSR partition is from windows itself. Can you recommend me a step that I must do to clean install windows 10? should I just format Partition 4:Acer"? would it still be considered clean install? or should I delete something from this partitions? I really need help guys
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  2. Posts : 62
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       07 Nov 2015 #2

    If I understand you correctly, you're upgrading a laptop running win 8 to win 10. Is this a free upgrade to win 10? If so, I would install the win 10 onto the same partition as your win 8 just to get your system registered and activated as an upgrade install. Then I would full erase the entire disk and then clean install the win 10. You can set up the new partitions during the win 10 clean install.

    What is your partition plan? Do you want a C: and D: drive?

    Once you upgrade, check your laptop manufacturer's website for Win 10 drivers.

    What are your questions?

    Regards
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  3.    07 Nov 2015 #3

    tjg79 said: View Post
    If I understand you correctly, you're upgrading a laptop running win 8 to win 10. Is this a free upgrade to win 10? If so, I would install the win 10 onto the same partition as your win 8 just to get your system registered and activated as an upgrade install. Then I would full erase the entire disk and then clean install the win 10. You can set up the new partitions during the win 10 clean install.

    What is your partition plan? Do you want a C: and D: drive?

    Once you upgrade, check your laptop manufacturer's website for Win 10 drivers.

    What are your questions?

    Regards
    hi there thanks for answering. I already did a free upgrade into windows 10. I do want to clean install windows 10 (booting from usb/dvd-rom first when opening my laptop). I would only like to have a drive C
    I already downloaded drivers for my laptop that's compatible with win10

    so i'll just format partition 4:acer which is my current drive c ?
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  4. Posts : 62
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       08 Nov 2015 #4

    Why not delete all partitions? If this is going to be a clean install, from an upgrade install, I don't think you need any of those existing partitions. Windows will create System Reserved partition so your disk will have two partitions, System Reserved and C:\. You can then shrink C:\ if you desire to create a D:\.

    Is this going to be a dual boot machine?

    I recommend you full erase that disk. What is the make and model of your disk?

    Regards
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  5.    08 Nov 2015 #5

    my disk model is seagate ST500LT012-9WS142

    Thank you for your fast respond i already clicked your thumbs up button.
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    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       08 Nov 2015 #6

    I recommend you download Seagate SeaTools for DOS from the Seagate website, burn it to a disc and then boot from the disk to run the full erase test on your Seagate hard drive. The full erase test is located on the Advanced Tools tab.

    http://www.seagate.com/support/downl...ls-dos-master/

    http://www.seagate.com/files/staticf...-dos-guide.pdf
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  7.    08 Nov 2015 #7

    If you want to do a complete clean install and if you have backed up your important files.

    On the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, you'll need to delete all of the partitions (see screenshot below). Select a partition and click on the "Delete" option for each partition.

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    Once you have deleted all of the partitions, you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space (see screenshot below).

    Click on the "Next" button. The installation of Windows will begin. All the required partitions are created automatically during the install.

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    The Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

    Partition table:
    - GPT (GUID Partition Table)

    Four partitions:
    - Recovery - The Windows Recovery Environment tools.
    - System (EFI system) - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
    - MSR (Reserved) - Microsoft Reserved.
    - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

    Note: The MSR (Reserved) partition is not visible within Disk Management utility, but it is listed with command line utility (diskpart).

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    Here is info about UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link
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  8.    08 Nov 2015 #8

    If you haven't made a backup and you delete partition 6 (push button reset) you'll have problems going back to 8 as SL images are very hard to find.

    I'd just format partition 4. You can always tidy up later.
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  9.    08 Nov 2015 #9

    halasz said: View Post
    If you haven't made a backup and you delete partition 6 (push button reset) you'll have problems going back to 8 as SL images are very hard to find.
    Windows 8
    -or-
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

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    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
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  10.    08 Nov 2015 #10

    thanks guys for all of your replies I already did the clean install

    an addition for your reputation is all I can do for you thank you again
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