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Clean Install and 100 mb Reserved Space

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Clean Install and 100 mb Reserved Space


    When one does a clean install of Windows 8 does the instillation create that 100 mb reserved space like Windows 7 does?

    James

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  2. #2


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Yes it does, but Windows 8 makes a 350MB system reserved partition instead of the 100MB that Windows 7 makes.
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  3. #3


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Like Windows 7, but 350mb in size.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello James,

    It's a 350 MB System Reserved partition now in Windows 8, but otherwise it's the same way. See the blue note box under step 8 in the tutorial below for more on this.

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    If this is for a clean install of a Windows 8 upgrade, then see use this tutorial instead to be able to activate it.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Can I use diskpart and re-create the partition to prevent this reserved space from being created like I did with Windows 7?
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  6. #6


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Why would anyone, the partition holds the Repair Tools.
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I can do my own repairs. I use disc imaging software and if things get that bad I just do another clean install. It's much easier that way.
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
    Can I use diskpart and re-create the partition to prevent this reserved space from being created like I did with Windows 7?
    No need to. The blue note box under step 8 in the tutorial below for more on how to do this during installation.

    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    In couldn't wait. Windows 8 arrived a couple hour ago so I installed it.
    Use diskpart already.
    Thanks,
    James
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  10. #10


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You will be fine. Winre will still be there - it will likely be on your win8 partition.

    Unless you are dual booting and win7 is active - in which case it will be there.

    You don't need that 350mb thing.
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Clean Install and 100 mb Reserved Space
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