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8.1 reinstall

  1. #1

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    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    8.1 reinstall

    When you click custom, and you see your hard drive as unallocated space, 800 GB, after highlighting it, should you then click 'format' or 'next/new'?

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Either way will work. However, If you install using MBR style:

    1. If you first format then Windows will install without 350MB partition
    2. If you click next without formatting, Windows will create a 350MB Recovery partition then install the rest in C drive.
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  3. #3

    I'd recommend clicking Next and letting the Windows installer setup the partitions it needs.
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