1.    24 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Tuscany
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    4 Partions created during clean install - any workaround?


    As the title say, is there any workaround to avoid creating 4 different partitions during a clean install of Windows 10?
    Here is a sample of what I mean:

    [img=http://s3.postimg.org/z5xv300xb/IMG_20151223_214201226.jpg]

    I think one is necessary and unavoidable (the MSR one), but the other ones should be used for optional services that you may not require, like restore etc.
    I couldn't find a work around yesterday and in the end I gave up and accepted those 4 partitions...
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  2.    24 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    That's completely normal and all needed.

    1. 450MB is the recovery partition containing a set of tools to trouble shoot windows
    2. 100MB contains boot code. Without it, Windows won't boot
    3. 16MB is Microsoft Reserved (MSR)
    4. C: Drive
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  3.    24 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,346
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Akumasama View Post
    As the title say, is there any workaround to avoid creating 4 different partitions during a clean install of Windows 10?
    Here is a sample of what I mean:

    [img=http://s3.postimg.org/z5xv300xb/IMG_20151223_214201226.jpg]

    I think one is necessary and unavoidable (the MSR one), but the other ones should be used for optional services that you may not require, like restore etc.
    I couldn't find a work around yesterday and in the end I gave up and accepted those 4 partitions...
    Those are the Correct partitions that Windows 10 makes for a clean install using the GPT (UEFI) style. Yours right now is setup with GPT style, Which is the newer type. Mine is also setup the same way as yours. I have no problems with those 4 partitions being made by Windows. I would leave them alone. The older style is called MBR. You can read more about this in an old post here, for more information if you like.
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...artitions.html
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  4.    24 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Tuscany
    Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the useful information guys, guess I did the right choice in just giving up and accepting those 4 partitions!
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  5.    24 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    With a GPT partition scheme - you can now create 124 more partitions if you wanted....
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  6.    24 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    Win10

    work around is to boot in MBR mode and then get MBR install (1-2 partitions); but GPT is better
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