Hi everyone, So I've got myself a new machine and grabbed 8.1 64bit ISO from aboddi's links but I'm all too confused on how should I go about formatting the drive and installing Windows. The first and foremost thing would be to clean the disk from manufacturers installed documents/help files etc and removing DOS. Should I use Diskpart ? If yes then how so ? Or will the Windows PE would clean everything and merge the partitions so that I can later re-partition according to my own choices. The goal here is to claim every inch of the drive for my files and prevent creating System reserved and recovery partitions etc. I'm speculating that System restore should still work without the recovery partition. In all honesty I don't have a slightest of idea how this restore thing works on disk level and how to create or manage recovery partitions. I just want two partitions on the drive, one for the OS and another for the personal files and documents. After this is done I'm planning to install Windows with MBR scheme. Should be pretty straightforward. Is there anything else I need to take care of in this stage ? My machine's Bios has CSM enabled by default. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.