Partitions

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Pasta88, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Hi, I am thinking on putting win 10 pro on a new partition. I am using gparted live to set it up but it appears all space is being used. I have 1 partition being used as:

    ntfs recovery part at 900 Mib
    unknown MS reserved part at 128 Mib
    ntfs restore part at 15 Gib

    Do I need any of these? If so, which ones do i keep and which is OK to delete and use for win 10 pro?

    thx
     
  2. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    if you're UEFI booting you need them AFAIK
     
  3. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    UEFI is two recovery and EFI. A 16g is min for 32bit, so they would need to erase the entire drive and only have 10.
     
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  4. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    So let me get this straight, the only way I can put windows 10 pro on my laptop is to upgrade win 8.1 pro and then do a clean install of win 10 pro and leaving the other partitions as is?

    thx
     
  5. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    You didn't post the size of your HDD, so it looks like you have a 16g HDD, but if you have win 8.1, your OS drive could be any size, we don't know. Depending on the size of the OS partition, you might be able to make it smaller, or you might be able to only make it smaller by a few Gig, delete the recovery, which means you lose your backup, add that to the few Gig from OS and dual boot, as I assume that's what you wanted to do if you wanted a partition for 10.

    There's no real reason to dual boot, anything for 8 should work on 10, so it might just be better to upgrade and clean.
     
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  6. MikeMoss

    MikeMoss MDL Novice

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    #6 MikeMoss, Aug 22, 2015
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    Hi

    I agree, there's no reason to dual boot, every thing I have runs in Windows 10, even old games from the 90s.

    For what it's worth I just moved my Windows 10 install to a new 250 GB SSD.

    I don't put any of my software other then a few basic things like Windows Media Player and components of Windows my custom icons and sounds etc.

    This is mostly so I can quickly make and restore System Images, (it only takes about 12 minutes to go either way).

    I install all my games and software on other drives in Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders just the same as on C:\ but I leave the swap file on C:\.

    My Windows install, Users files etc, use about 40 Gigabytes of disk space, when it is set up so I can use Restore Points.

    I wouldn't try putting your install on a partitions smaller then 100 GB.

    As to how I did it, I had to install Windows 8.1 on my drive and update to Windows 10 to get out of the Insider Program and back to a normal installation.

    Mike
     
  7. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    bump.....................
     
  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    MSR is required for GPT partitioning.

    I don't know why one is 900mb, but the other is likely a full restore image.

    I would be extremely careful with these. You could void a warranty.
     
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  10. eemuler

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    I would recommend installing Windows 7, activating with DAZ Loader, then upgrading that to Windows 10. That is a tried and tested method for getting a non-legal OS upgraded to activated Windows 10. The KMS method will last only until M$ figures it out and kills it with a Windows Update. Remember also that your Windows 8.1 key gets deactivated when you upgrade, so you can't have both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 in dual boot using the same license.
     
  11. thorazine74

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    #15 thorazine74, Aug 23, 2015
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    AFAIK you can't use Daz with a UEFI - GPT setup.
    So your only choice would be either clean install 10 and activate with KMS or install a second copy of 8 in the free space reclaimed from the Windows partition and upgrade that second installation to activate online genuinely.
    Also I've seen posts of people dual booting 10 and 8 on the same machine without troubles, not sure how but I don't see how the activation would stop that if it's the same machine, it would be first time Microsoft did this...