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  1. Barman58's Avatar
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       09 Apr 2018 #11

    Major Geeks are one of the better sites for obtaining software but they are now including little optional extras, (as the majority of sites), some of these extras can be unwanted and so going to the actual developer will give a clean copy of the latest version
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       09 Apr 2018 #12

    @Geosammy One thing on the forum options If you use @username, this will inform the user that you have mentioned them, and is likely to obtain a reply more quickly
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       09 Apr 2018 #13

    Barman58 said: View Post
    Major Geeks are one of the better sites for obtaining software but they are now including little optional extras, (as the majority of sites), some of these extras can be unwanted and so going to the actual developer will give a clean copy of the latest version
    I agree and have trusted MajorGeeks for a long time.
    I'll use the file from MiniTool®, if I decide to use it at all.
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       09 Apr 2018 #14

    Barman58 said: View Post
    @Geosammy One thing on the forum options If you use @username, this will inform the user that you have mentioned them, and is likely to obtain a reply more quickly
    Thanks for the tip.
    I kind of figured something like that was being employed.
    I just wasn't exactly sure, but you confirmed it.
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       09 Apr 2018 #15

    One last tip,

    If and when you are ready to reinstall take a look at Shawn's full tutorial here ... Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    This includes a good guide to cleaning the drive of previous partitions from within the installer and of course the other best practice for an install
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       09 Apr 2018 #16

    Barman58 said: View Post
    One last tip,

    If and when you are ready to reinstall take a look at Shawn's full tutorial here ... Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    This includes a good guide to cleaning the drive of previous partitions from within the installer and of course the other best practice for an install
    @Barman58 ,
    Another great tip, thanks.
    I'll be sure to look that tutorial over very closely.
    I think your suggestion to wait until the SCU and then do a clean install.
    It's the perfect plan.
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  7.    09 Apr 2018 #17

    For clarity, even if you delete the 300 MB partition, it is very difficult to reclaim that space as partition managers cannot move the 128MB MSR partition. In fact, in Windows 10 clean installs, that partition is only 16 MB. You can however delete it and recreate it using diskpart commands. This partition is not even used and is for potential future requriements.
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       09 Apr 2018 #18

    cereberus said: View Post
    For clarity, even if you delete the 300 MB partition, it is very difficult to reclaim that space as partition managers cannot move the 128MB MSR partition. In fact, in Windows 10 clean installs, that partition is only 16 MB. You can however delete it and recreate it using diskpart commands. This partition is not even used and is for potential future requriements.
    @cereberus
    I don't understand this requirement Windows has for creating useless partitions.
    At least they seem useless to me.
    However, I'm going to preform a clean install of the SCU ISO on a completely empty disk, once it's available. This should sort out the drive's partitions, once and for all, or at least until the next in-place upgrade.
    Clarity is a good thing, thanks for your reply.
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