Windows 10: Think I finally have my boot drive squared away

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  1. Posts : 2,004
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       27 Dec 2015 #11

    when you restore with macrium, it must be removing the Reserve partition...
    Disk 1 still looks the same as in post 1
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  2.    28 Dec 2015 #12

    Kyhi said: View Post
    when you restore with macrium, it must be removing the Reserve partition...
    Disk 1 still looks the same as in post 1
    OP:If you clean install 10 on a blank ssd with no other drive attached, then you can restore C drive partition ONLY, it should work fine. No need to fix windows boot problems. Then you can delete partitions on disk 2.
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  3. Posts : 5,699
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       28 Dec 2015 #13

    Originally Posted by Kyhi when you restore with macrium, it must be removing the Reserve partition...
    Disk 1 still looks the same as in post 1
    All I restored was the C: partition, nothing else. Why would Macrium remove the reserved partition? Any way around this that allows me to back up and restore my C: drive so I don't have to go through a complete setup of all software and tweaks?
    I wonder if using a different backup/restore program would work?


    cereberus said: View Post
    OP:If you clean install 10 on a blank ssd with no other drive attached, then you can restore C drive partition ONLY, it should work fine. No need to fix windows boot problems. Then you can delete partitions on disk 2.
    I did that.

    1. Created a Macrium backup of C:
    2. Powered down and disconnected the two hard drives leaving just the SSD.
    3. Clean installed Win 10 Pro X64, deleting all partitions on the SSD and starting the install to an unallocated SSD.
    4. Restored C: from backup then ran fix windows boot problems in Macrium. If I don't do this, it doesn't boot.
    5. Reconnected two hard drives.

    Results as shown. I didn't capture an EaseUS screen of the SSD before the restore, should have. If I get ambitious I'll try it again.
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  4.    28 Dec 2015 #14

    RIch, you might want to also do a screen cap of diskpart, select disk 0, list par while you're at it to supplement the easeus info.
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  5. Posts : 5,699
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       28 Dec 2015 #15

    Diskpart doesn't show anything useful that I can see:

    Code:
    >diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10586
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: DESKTOP
    
    DISKPART> sel disk 0
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> list par
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Recovery           450 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    System             100 MB   451 MB
      Partition 3    Primary            232 GB   551 MB
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  6.    28 Dec 2015 #16

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Diskpart doesn't show anything useful that I can see:
    <SNIP>
    OK. thanks - sorry, I meant more like when you first clean install (if you do that) and also a little bit because I don't know easeus and wasn't sure it would show an MSR (but I shouldn't be that skeptical).
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  7. Posts : 2,004
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       29 Dec 2015 #17

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 1
    shrink desired=16
    create partition msr size=16
    list partition

    I think that is what you need.....
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  • Posts : 5,699
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
    Thread Starter
       29 Dec 2015 #18

    Doesn't work:

    Code:
    diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10586
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: DESKTOP
    
    DISKPART> list disk
    
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          232 GB  1024 KB        *
      Disk 1    Online         1863 GB  1024 KB        *
      Disk 2    Online         1397 GB  1024 KB
      Disk 3    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 4    No Media           0 B      0 B
      Disk 5    No Media           0 B      0 B
    
    DISKPART> sel disk 0
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> list par
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Recovery           450 MB  1024 KB
      Partition 2    System             100 MB   451 MB
      Partition 3    Primary            232 GB   551 MB
    
    DISKPART> select partition 1
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> shrink desired=16
    
    You may not shrink OEM, ESP, or recovery partitions, or, offline volumes.
    The volume you have selected may not be shrunk.
    Please select another volume and try again.
    
    DISKPART>

    Edit:
    Should I shrink C: (partition 3) then create the MSR?
    Last edited by Ztruker; 29 Dec 2015 at 21:24.
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  • Posts : 2,004
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       29 Dec 2015 #19

    Use Win10PESE and use aomei partition assistant to shrink that partition 1..
    then use diskpart to create MSR partition
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  •    29 Dec 2015 #20

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Use Win10PESE and use aomei partition assistant to shrink that partition 1..
    then use diskpart to create MSR partition
    Why shrink par 1? Shouldn't MSR be par 3?
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