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  1. #1


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    reserve partition


    If I delete all partitions except the one that says 0 unallocated space 900 GB and just click next, will the reserve partition be created. I have Win 8.1 and I was a little confused with the tutorial although it was very well done?

    I used to think I had to click custom, advanced., apply or a sequence other than just next. I have a single drive and have a Dell.

    I just want to keep that reserve partition and if just next will do it, that is great..

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Once you have deleted all of the partitions, you only see Drive 0 Unallocated Space (see screenshot below).

    Click on the "Next" button. The installation of Windows 8.1 will begin. All the required partitions are created automatically during the install.

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    Quote from this post:

    If you select Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (not marked UEFI in the boot menu).

    - If your hard drive is blank, the Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

    Partition table:
    - MBR (Master Boot Record)

    Two partitions:
    - System Reserved - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
    - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

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    If you select UEFI Boot Mode (marked UEFI in the boot menu).

    - If your hard drive is blank, the Windows setup program creates the following partitions on your hard drive (see screenshot below).

    Partition table:
    - GPT (GUID Partition Table)

    Four partitions:
    - Recovery - The Windows Recovery Environment tools. This partition does not exist in Windows 7.
    - System (EFI system) - The Boot Configuration Data (BCD).
    - MSR (Reserved) - Microsoft Reserved.
    - Primary - Where Windows is to be installed to.

    Note: The MSR (Reserved) partition is not visible within Disk Management utility, but it is listed with command line utility (diskpart).

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  3. #3


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    When I click new and apply rather than 'next', C drive and reserve partition are created, as far as I can see.. Is that also correct and workable?
    I know you know more than I do but I am just asking as it seems to work?

    I will certainly make note of your post as it seems you just click next and all is created but some not seen in disc management.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    When I click new and apply rather than 'next', C drive and reserve partition are created, as far as I can see.. Is that also correct and workable?
    Yes.
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Thank you very much for your patience and information.
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