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Windows 8.1 pro Clean install partitioning issue.

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 pro Clean install partitioning issue.


    Everytime i try to install windows 8.1 the os creates 6 gpt partitions
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    im installing the os on an unallocated 698GB drive.
    i just want a clean install on the hard disk drive with one partition for the system reserved.
    instead windows is creating 6 gpt partitions with different file systems as you can see in the photo,which won't allow me
    to shrink the c drive and create a new seperate partition for a d drive to put my data in.
    This is the second time i install the os
    i have an ssd and a hdd im basically installing the OS on an empty unallocated hdd and thats how windows is creating the
    partitions for me every time.
    Can you guide me on the best way to set up my partitions,so i can have just two partitions a (C) for the os and (D) for data
    and the 350 MB system reserved partition all on the hdd.
    Thank you.

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  2. #2


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


    1) Remove Hdd = DISK2.

    2) When making the C: partition, in Drive Option >new, make the partition smaller. ( I use partition about 100gb)

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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) Remove Hdd = DISK2.

    2) When making the C: partition, in Drive Option >new, make the partition smaller. ( I use partition about 100gb)

    Click image for larger version

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    disk 2 is the ssd,its a hybrid laptop 750gb + (24 GB ssd)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 pro Clean install partitioning issue.
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