4 Partions created during clean install - any workaround?


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #1

    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...
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #2

    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
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 124,544
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #3

    Akumasama said:
    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
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for all the useful information guys, guess I did the right choice in just giving up and accepting those 4 partitions!
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 3,865
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #5

    With a GPT partition scheme - you can now create 124 more partitions if you wanted....
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 48
    Win10
       #6

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


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums