Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro Upgrade: Change partition layout to match defaults?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by digitalnemesis, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. digitalnemesis

    digitalnemesis MDL Novice

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    When I upgraded from Windows 7 pro to Windows 10 Pro my partition layout is

    100MB EFI
    Primary (where Windows 10 is installed)
    450MB Recovery


    How do I edit my partition layout so that it matches what would be installed on a clean UEFI install? (As below)

    Paritition 1 - Recovery
    Partition 2 - System - The EFI System partition that contains the NTLDR, HAL, Boot.txt, and other files that are needed to boot the system, such as drivers.
    Partition 3 - MSR - The Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition that reserves space on each disk drive for subsequent use by operating system software.
    Partition 4 - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.
     
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    You don't, Recovery is supposed to be at the end because it needs to be able to expand.
     
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  3. digitalnemesis

    digitalnemesis MDL Novice

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    Why does a clean Windows 10 install put the recovery at the start?