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  1.    11 Oct 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyb View Post
    If you opt for a "Clean install" Windows 10 software will let you delete partitions, which you then "unallocate" these will joined together to be a single large unallocated drive (or partition) and off you go.
    How would the OP activate the clean install of Windows 10?
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  2.    11 Oct 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91fw View Post
    @NavyLCDR,
    Resizing from the left never worked for me in Windows7. But I'm not an expert like you
    @91fw,
    This is resizing from the left in Windows 7 with MiniTool. You can adjust the number in the box for "Unallocated space before" box, or click and drag the left edge of the partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superzegar View Post
    Dear All,
    Sorry for my late response. I was on holiday. Minitool, EaseUS tools, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard all of them are not able to extend partition. Only shrink.
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    @superzegar,

    You have to shrink the partition next to the reserved partition by 100MB from the left (as shown in my example above, but only 100MB) before you can extend the recovery partition into the 100MB free space that will be created.
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #13
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    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703

    @NavyLCDR,
    Wow. What a nice tool
    The image recovery would be doing the same thing - before and after and size job, so this is a nice one step thing, though it does say backup first.

    You are suggesting just 100 meg extra space to be eventually added to the Active system partition.
    Is that really enough? On my ThinkPad laptop when I had had just Win7, 639 meg was used, and now dual boot with Win10 it's 640MB out of a total of 1.46 GB initially built by Lenovo. Just curious about the large size differences (superzegar has just 30) ... this might be getting OT by now.
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  4.    11 Oct 2017 #14
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    Windows 10 Pro

    130 MB total for a System Reserved partition that contains only the boot files is plenty. Anything larger than that required would be to include recovery files.
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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #15
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    How would the OP activate the clean install of Windows 10?
    I had a similar problem, the boot partition was damaged, couldn't be repaired, even with Macrium, and inside windows I could not do any thing, however when I when for the re-install as a clean install, when asked where all my drives appeared, and I was able to delete the offending partition, the reserve partitions, (I had two reserve and a UEFI) and the system partition, these became a single unallocated partition which I then installed W10 on (via USB) without issue
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  6.    11 Oct 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyb View Post
    I had a similar problem, the boot partition was damaged, couldn't be repaired, even with Macrium, and inside windows I could not do any thing, however when I when for the re-install as a clean install, when asked where all my drives appeared, and I was able to delete the offending partition, the reserve partitions, (I had two reserve and a UEFI) and the system partition, these became a single unallocated partition which I then installed W10 on (via USB) without issue
    You did not answer my question. Yes, a clean install of Windows 10 would set up the drive partitions properly. However, since this is a computer with Windows 7 only on it before, the Windows 10 would likely not activate by itself.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 11 Oct 2017 at 14:31.
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  7.    12 Oct 2017 #17
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot

    When I put W10 on a clean drive (first time around) when I got to the key screen I followed the instructions and skipped the screen, W10 then installed, and self activated using my windows passport login.
    There are lots of threads on this forum about installing W10 and how to do it.
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  8.    4 Weeks Ago #18
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    Hi All,
    After some time I did a workaround on one computer. I used Recovery CD to install Win7 once again and then upgrade to Win10. That solution works. But i wanted to save all data and profiles so i tried with 3 party solutions. I read once again NavyLCDR post and i try with minitool and it start to work. I don't know how because i tried it before! I will confirm it on third laptop!
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