Windows 10: Change system/active partition

Discus and support Change system/active partition in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I would like to get rid of Disk 0 from my computer and change my new ssd drive Disk 1 / C:. Can I just mark the new ssd as active where... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Mattq1, May 22, 2020 at 12:12 PM.

  1. Mattq1 Win User

    Change system/active partition


    Hello,


    I would like to get rid of Disk 0 from my computer and change my new ssd drive Disk 1 / C:.


    Can I just mark the new ssd as active where windows 10 is installed and that will work?


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  2. unmark a partition as "active"

    After changing to active partition my computer doesn't boot so what can I do now?
     
    Ayush Chandra, May 22, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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  3. unmark a partition as "active"

    Hello Bob,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    Please be informed that marking a partition as active on a basic disk means that the computer will use the loader (an operating system tool) on that partition to start the operating system. An active partition is a partition on a hard drive set as the bootable
    partition that contains the operating system. So it is not advisable to configure anything related to boot partition.

    Please follow the below steps to unmark the partition as active:


    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.

    • Type in diskpart and press Enter.
    • To identify which disk you need to work with. Type the command: list disk.

      This will list all the drives connected to your computer.

    • To select the disk enter the command: select disk n

      "n" will correspond to the disk # for the ssd you are referring to.

    • To list all the partitions on the disk enter the command:
      list partition

    • To select a partition use: select partition n

      Substitute "n" correctly and it will select the particular partitions on that drive.

    • To unmark the current partition as active use the command line:
      inactive

    • Exit the command prompt using command:
      exit

    • Reboot the system to let the changes happen.

    Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further assistance, we would be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Change system/active partition

    Changing active partition

    I'm installing a new hard drive (just hard drives, no SSD or anything here), to use as the main Windows partition. When that's done, I want to set it as the active partition, then start moving files from the old partition. But I've never done this before. Is it really as easy as right-clicking the drive in the storage manager, setting as "active partition," and resetting? There are tutorials floating around, but seeing as I'm messing around with hard drives, I'd rather have someone's input.
     
    AngryMerchant, May 22, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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