Windows 10: Partition layout Solved

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  1.    31 Aug 2016 #11

    Saw your other Thread , just repeat the process , since you have Win10 backed Up with MR and do EVERY Step.

    PS if you have errors ASK ???'s before proceeding.........

    KB
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  2.    31 Aug 2016 #12

    Hi

    So I have reinstalled W10 from scratch, and this is the partition layout I got
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
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  3.    01 Sep 2016 #13

    Hi sorry no ...you are back where you were when this started , did you clean the disk/wipe it before the reinstall?

    This is a Clean install right? , it just installed win10 back into the existing partitions , just run Setup again and this time delete all partitions on the SSD, every one of them. this is for Win7 but it is the same AFAIK....

    How to delete all the partition of hard drive while installing the windows 7 - Quora


    You could also use a Minitool Partition Boot USB to wipe the HDD 1st and then just install Win10 Clean.
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       01 Sep 2016 #14

    It may be a little easier to do the following for fresh Windows installation:


    1. Boot up Windows Installation USB
    2. On the first screen. Hold down SHIFT + F10. A command Windows will pop up. Type:
      diskpart
      select disk 0
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. Continue with the installation, select Customize, click on Disk 0, do not format then click Next, Windows Installation will create all needed partitions then install Windows.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       01 Sep 2016 #15

    You can clean up these partitions if you are sure of what you are doing but is it worth the risk of making your PC unbootable for the small amount of space saved?
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  6.    01 Sep 2016 #16

    m3mpower said: View Post
    Hi

    So I have reinstalled W10 from scratch, and this is the partition layout I got
    Step 5 I gave said - delete all partitions!

    I would reinstall. You should only end up with 3 visible partitions and 1 hidden partition.
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  7.    01 Sep 2016 #17

    Kbird said: View Post
    Hi sorry no ...you are back where you were when this started , did you clean the disk/wipe it before the reinstall?

    This is a Clean install right? , it just installed win10 back into the existing partitions , just run Setup again and this time delete all partitions on the SSD, every one of them. this is for Win7 but it is the same AFAIK....

    How to delete all the partition of hard drive while installing the windows 7 - Quora


    You could also use a Minitool Partition Boot USB to wipe the HDD 1st and then just install Win10 Clean.

    Hi M3M , I just had another look at your pic of the Partitions and I hadn't noticed before that one of the Partitions ( D ) appears to be A Manufacturer's OS Recovery Partition (HP) which you may want to back up to your External with Macrium Reflect BEFORE you do the Reinstall and delete all partitions. If the computer Came with Win8 then perhaps you don't really need that Data anymore ? just thought i'd mention it.

    KB
    Last edited by Kbird; 01 Sep 2016 at 13:29.
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  8.    01 Sep 2016 #18

    Thanks for the replies.
    yes the PC came with Windows 8, I don't need the data, I just want a clean install of W10 and then back up that image on my external.
    ok, so first back up the manufacturers OS recovery partition to my external using Macrium Reflect.
    then using disk management, delete the partitions.
    then how do I reinstall W10 from scratch ?
    actually I remember the installation process asking me if I want to keep the files, and I chose no, do not keep files.

    thanks
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  9.    01 Sep 2016 #19

    When you clean install, unplug the sata cable from any secondary drives.
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  10.    01 Sep 2016 #20

    m3mpower said: View Post
    Thanks for the replies.
    yes the PC came with Windows 8, I don't need the data, I just want a clean install of W10 and then back up that image on my external.
    ok, so first back up the manufacturers OS recovery partition to my external using Macrium Reflect.
    then using disk management, delete the partitions.
    then how do I reinstall W10 from scratch ?
    actually I remember the installation process asking me if I want to keep the files, and I chose no, do not keep files.

    thanks

    If you dont want the Recovery Partition Data for 8.1 , you do not need to back it up......

    NO you can not Clean the System Drive partition C: with Disk management from within Windows.... see the instructions above.... to do it during the Reinstall of 10 like this......

    eg :Boot up Windows Installation USB
    On the first screen. Hold down SHIFT + F10. A command Windows will pop up. Type:
    diskpart <enter>
    select disk 0 <enter>
    clean <enter>
    exit <enter>
    close the command prompt window
    Continue with the installation, select Customize, click on Disk 0, do not format then click Next, Windows Installation will create all needed partitions then install Windows.


    U will use the Win10 USB Key made with the MCT Tool to reinstall Windows .....

    KB
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