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Missing MSR partition after clean install.


octiceps

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I just did a clean UEFI installation of Windows 8 Pro on my laptop following this guide: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...e-firmware-interface-install-windows-8-a.html. Did a quick format and converted the drive to GPT before starting the installation process. The installer created the 4 required partitions (Recovery, System, MSR, and Primary) and I installed Windows on the Primary Partition. However, now that I'm actually loaded up in Windows the MSR partition is not showing up. This is what it looks like for me right now:

Disk Management.PNG

If I'm understanding this correctly, the MSR reserved partition is supposed to be between the EFI System Partition and the C: Partition but it's not there. Is this right or did I do something wrong? Excuse my lack of experience. This is my first time with Windows 8, UEFI, and GPT.
 

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SIW2

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#2
From elevated cmd try:

diskpart

lis vol

(to exit diskpart)
exi
 

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octiceps

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel Ivy Bridge HM76
    Memory
    8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 SLI
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6'' laptop display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SpinPoint M8 1TB 5400 RPM HDD + 16GB SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD cache
    PSU
    170W AC adapter
    Keyboard
    Lenovo AccuType keyboard with dedicated num pad and red backlight :D
    Mouse
    Synaptics one-piece clickpad

theog

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Welcome to EightForums.

MSR partition will not show in Disk management.

As seen from Disk management.

8-7-Linux-001.PNG

As seen from Paragon.

8-7-Linux-002.PNG
 

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octiceps

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Welcome to EightForums.

MSR partition will not show in Disk management.

As seen from Disk management.

View attachment 21245

As seen from Paragon.

View attachment 21246
So you're saying there's nothing wrong with my Windows installation then? Whew, what a relief! I was worried that I would have to reinstall.

I guess if an important system partition like that was missing in the first place, I would've already run into a lot of issues, but so far my experience has been very smooth. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
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    Intel Core i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel Ivy Bridge HM76
    Memory
    8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 SLI
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6'' laptop display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SpinPoint M8 1TB 5400 RPM HDD + 16GB SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD cache
    PSU
    170W AC adapter
    Keyboard
    Lenovo AccuType keyboard with dedicated num pad and red backlight :D
    Mouse
    Synaptics one-piece clickpad

octiceps

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Yes GPT for sure. The * is there when I use list disk in diskpart. Also, checking the properties of the drive in Windows Disk Management says that it is GPT. I made certain I converted it to GPT before going through with the Windows 8 installation process.

The reason I was confused and worried was that I was expecting Disk Management to show the MSR partition. But since you have explained it to me and proved that the MSR Partition still shows up in Paragon my mind is at ease now. Thank you very much for your help. :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel Ivy Bridge HM76
    Memory
    8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 SLI
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6'' laptop display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SpinPoint M8 1TB 5400 RPM HDD + 16GB SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD cache
    PSU
    170W AC adapter
    Keyboard
    Lenovo AccuType keyboard with dedicated num pad and red backlight :D
    Mouse
    Synaptics one-piece clickpad

theog

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Windows 8 Downgrade-007 SB.PNG

Did the MSR partition show when installing?
 

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octiceps

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel Ivy Bridge HM76
    Memory
    8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 SLI
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6'' laptop display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SpinPoint M8 1TB 5400 RPM HDD + 16GB SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD cache
    PSU
    170W AC adapter
    Keyboard
    Lenovo AccuType keyboard with dedicated num pad and red backlight :D
    Mouse
    Synaptics one-piece clickpad

theog

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In diskpart try

list disk

list partition (not volume)
 

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octiceps

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In diskpart try

list disk

list partition (not volume)
Lo and behold, it shows up now. This is why I love EightForums (and SevenForums) so much. :D So many helpful experts like you guys on here.

Capture.PNG
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    Intel Ivy Bridge HM76
    Memory
    8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 SLI
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6'' laptop display
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SpinPoint M8 1TB 5400 RPM HDD + 16GB SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD cache
    PSU
    170W AC adapter
    Keyboard
    Lenovo AccuType keyboard with dedicated num pad and red backlight :D
    Mouse
    Synaptics one-piece clickpad

theog

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You are welcome.
 

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Recovery in GPT

I did an UEFI install of window 7 Pro and show GPT Volume in Disk management. Also It show the EFI, 100 MB Fat32, the Reserved 128 MB NTFS and the Primary Partition 429 GB in dos prompt using diskpart but I do not see Recovery.

Do I need to reinstall?
 

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