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Where did the Active flag go in Disk Management?

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    Where did the Active flag go in Disk Management?

    I was trying to help someone here and asked them to post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window as I've done many times before. He said none were marked as Active.

    I opened Disk Management (full screen) on my Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64 EFI/GPT system so I could post a screen capture showing him where it would show up.

    I was very surprised when there was no Active flag shown anywhere. I know it used to show up.

    What happened and when did this change occur. Must have been a Windows Update that screwed it up.

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    It's still there under Windows 7 on a different computer (BIOS/MBR):

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    Active partition is set only for MBR style installation. For UEFI installation, it is managed by the BIOS thru Windows Boot Manager. You can't even set a disk Active with GPT disk.

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    Last edited by topgundcp; 25 Aug 2014 at 20:32.
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    That's amazing. I've had this computer since November of 2013 and I never noticed that.

    Thank you for confirming what someone else just told me in another thread.
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