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  1.    18 Jul 2017 #1
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    Build Part Drive


    Just installed Windows 10 on a desktop and I noticed when I opened This PC I saw a drive called "BUILD PART". What is that and is it necessary?
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  2.    18 Jul 2017 #2
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    We need more details before we can say. Please post a Disk Management screenshot.

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  3.    18 Jul 2017 #3
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  4.    18 Jul 2017 #4
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    What was the source media of the Windows 10 that you installed? Looks like it was probably a manufacturer's OEM disk/flash drive and it's part of the OEM software.
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  5.    18 Jul 2017 #5
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    A 1GB Fat32 partition named BUILDPART, that's a new one to me. Google finds no references to such a partition. What build of W10 were you installing? What are the contents of D: (Buildpart)?
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  6.    18 Jul 2017 #6
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    It was a link I got from you NavyLCDR a few months back. Do you think it would be OK to delete it?
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  7.    18 Jul 2017 #7
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    Did the PC originally come supplied with FreeDOS? The BUILDPART partition would appear to be part of FreeDOS.

    I bought a HP notebook without operating system (but with FreeDos), now I have a Windows 10 license bought, with the installation I am encountered on the following problem. There are 3 partitions, HPDOCS (type: primary), buildpart (type: system), and unassigned....
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  8.    18 Jul 2017 #8
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    Did you delete all partitions on the hard drive during the install and let windows set up the entire hard drive, or did you install Windows to an existing partition?
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  9.    18 Jul 2017 #9
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    it came on the install. I let the program mark the petitions on its own. It set up one for windows, one for recovery (which I figured is the backup) and one for BUILD PART (which I'm guessing is "build partition") which is the mystery. I have googled it and so has Bree and got nothing.
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  10.    18 Jul 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFTommy View Post
    I have googled it and so has Bree and got nothing...
    ...except for a reference to FreeDOS - hence my question 'did it come with FreeDos?' and NavyLCDR's 'Did you delete all partitions on the hard drive during the install'? Probably not, judging by the RECOVERY (E:) (OEM partition) shown in your screenshot. What system was on the PC before you started?

    Apart from the EFI System Partition I would have thought all the others should have been deleted before installing.


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