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  1.    22 May 2017 #11
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    Thanks, that's definitely picking up both EFI partitions.

    So, I want to be cautious here.

    On Disk 1 there are 3 partitions I'd like you to hide, using a partition manager program which you'll need to download. (You can't do this with Disk Management). These are the EFI partition, the Recovery partition and the System partition (16Mb) - not shown by Disk Management.

    (Hiding is reversible, so a comparatively safe option).

    Example:
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    Now ideally you need a partition manager with a bootable disk- the one I would have suggested has been withdrawn.

    Ok, you can use Kyhi's boot disk - available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.
    (DVD or bootable flash drive).

    Also as I previously posted, download the Creator's ISO and create a bootable medium.

    It's night here- so I'm back some time tomorrow am.
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  2.    22 May 2017 #12
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    Thanks,
    I will work on that tomorrow.
    Good night!
    Daniele
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  3.    22 May 2017 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Thanks, that's definitely picking up both EFI partitions.

    So, I want to be cautious here.

    On Disk 1 there are 3 partitions I'd like you to hide, using a partition manager program which you'll need to download. (You can't do this with Disk Management). These are the EFI partition, the Recovery partition and the System partition (16Mb) - not shown by Disk Management.

    (Hiding is reversible, so a comparatively safe option).

    Example:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	429.2 KB 
ID:	136242

    Now ideally you need a partition manager with a bootable disk- the one I would have suggested has been withdrawn.

    Ok, you can use Kyhi's boot disk - available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.
    (DVD or bootable flash drive).

    Also as I previously posted, download the Creator's ISO and create a bootable medium.

    It's night here- so I'm back some time tomorrow am.
    +

    Hello,
    I have hidden:
    EFI partition, the Recovery partition and the System partition (16Mb)
    on Disk 1 and everything is working smoothly.

    Can I now delete them?

    Thanks for your great help!
    Daniele
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  4.    23 May 2017 #14
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    Excellent... Before making changes on Disk 1 let's deal with the upgrade - or have you already done that?

    If not, do you have the Win 10 bootable medium ready?

    And what does bcdedit now show? I'd want to be confident that's ok before attempting the upgrade.
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  5.    23 May 2017 #15
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    Hello, I have not upgraded yet... I was waiting to hear from you. Now I am in the office. In the afternoon I will run bcdedit and I will post the results. Thanks
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  6.    23 May 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Excellent... Before making changes on Disk 1 let's deal with the upgrade - or have you already done that?

    If not, do you have the Win 10 bootable medium ready?

    And what does bcdedit now show? I'd want to be confident that's ok before attempting the upgrade.
    Hello,
    please find below the result of bcdedit.
    It does seem the same as before.

    Thanks for helping,
    daniele
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  7.    23 May 2017 #17
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    Yep, I expected bcdedit to be unchanged. So to tidy that up:

    1. make a backup - best to a flash drive or external storage. E.g.
    bcdedit /export <drive letter>:\SAVEDBCD

    2. Then delete the 3rd entry:
    bcdedit /delete {cf84aeec-a48c-11e5-84bb-a68ccleb6flb}

    The 3rd entry appears to be the invalid one - notice the two unknown entries in place of the device (partition) and the osdevice

    3. Then
    bcdedit
    again to confirm,
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  8.    23 May 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Yep, I expected bcdedit to be unchanged. So to tidy that up:

    1. make a backup - best to a flash drive or external storage. E.g.
    bcdedit /export <drive letter>:\SAVEDBCD

    2. Then delete the 3rd entry:
    bcdedit /delete {cf84aeec-a48c-11e5-84bb-a68ccleb6flb}

    The 3rd entry appears to be the invalid one - notice the two unknown entries in place of the device (partition) and the osdevice

    3. Then
    bcdedit
    again to confirm,
    It has worked and now? Can I delete the hidden partions or what shall I do best?
    Thanks
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  9.    23 May 2017 #19
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    Ok, the next thing to try is upgrading. Do you have the Win 10 CU bootable disk?

    But before you do- create a disk image of your Disk 0.

    For some reason I'd prefer to make the minimum changes, get Win 10 up and running, then do that. Of course it's up to you. You can also delete the copy of the 16Gb manufacturer's recovery partition they seem to have left on it, assuming that's what it is.
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  10.    23 May 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Ok, the next thing to try is upgrading. Do you have the Win 10 CU bootable disk?

    For some reason I'd prefer to make the minimum changes, get Win 10 up and running, then do that. Of course it's up to you. You can also delete the copy of the 16Gb manufacturer's recovery partition they seem to have left on it, assuming that's what it is.
    Thanks you so much, I will do that.
    How can I officially thank you?

    By the way, what is the best tool to create multiboot usb drives?

    Take care,
    daniele
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