1.    12 Mar 2017 #1
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    Format/install Win 10 and leave a data volume


    Hi:

    I'd like to install Windows 10 fresh again but I do not want to remove Partition 5. I'm assuming in setup/custom I can remove the first 4 partitions, install in the unallocated space and Partition 5 will be left alone?

    Thank you.
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  2.    12 Mar 2017 #2
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    Yes it should but crap can happen. Recommend you backup the partition with Macrium Reflect Free or similar first.
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  3.    12 Mar 2017 #3
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    Thank you and oh yes, I'll back-up everything before this, I've learned the hard way.
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  4.    12 Mar 2017 #4
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    I`d lower the amount of your install partition, 435 GB is rather large for windows.
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  5.    12 Mar 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    I`d lower the amount of your install partition, 435 GB is rather large for windows.
    Agreed. My latest computer, 3 months ago, came with a 1TB HDD split as 150GB for C: and the balance for D: which I relabeled as Data. I put all my downloads and larger programs on D:.
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  6.    13 Mar 2017 #6
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    Yep, you want a smaller windows partition and a larger data partition, because if you ​have no other drives, you`ll need some extra room on the data partition to store at least 1 disk image.
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