Windows 10: Clean install, 2 drives, too many partitions

Discus and support Clean install, 2 drives, too many partitions in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello there! So, last time I did this I didnt format or delete anything and apparently thats not the way to do it if you want a clean install. I have 2... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/carol_sama, Sep 16, 2020 at 7:52 PM.

  1. Clean install, 2 drives, too many partitions


    Hello there! So, last time I did this I didnt format or delete anything and apparently thats not the way to do it if you want a clean install. I have 2 drives (1Tb Hd; 256gb Ssd). This is my list: Drive 0 Partition 1: Omen 917gb Primary Drive 0 Partition 2: Recovery 14.1 gb OEM (reserved) Drive 1 Partition 1: Recovery 499mb Recovey Drive 1 Partition 2 100mb system Drive 1 Partition 3 16mb MSR (reserved) Drive 1 Partition 4 237.9gb Primary

    I believe I should format both of the primaries (or am i wrong? ) but i dont know which partitions I can delete. I want to install on the SSD.

    Thanks you, sorry for long post.

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    /u/carol_sama, Sep 16, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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  2. W1zzard Win User

    W7 Hard drive partition issue

    to get rid of that 100 meg windows partition that setup creates for you on a new install on a blank hdd:

    - press shift+f10 when on the partition management screen in setup <-- this opens a command prompt
    - diskpart <-- start the windows command line partition management tool
    - list disk <--- list the installed hdds in this computer for the next step
    - select disk 0 <- might have to replace 0 with the number of the correct disk
    - clean <-- this will erase all data on the disk you selected one step up- dont use the wrong disk!
    - create partition primary <- creates a primary partition taking up all space on the drive, adjust the command if necessary
    - exit, exit to exit diskpart and the command prompt
    - click refresh in partition manager and select your newly created partition and install to that
     
  3. Mala_S Win User
    Clean Install Windows 10 partition issue

    Hello,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I appreciate the troubleshooting steps performed to resolve the issue. However, let’s try with the further troubleshooting steps and see if it works. Initially, I would suggest you to create a bootable media with a USB/Flash drive of capacity 8GB.
    For better understanding, you may watch the video with the procedure from the article on
    How to Clean Install Windows 10 on a PC Step-by-Step
    Guide
    .

    Set the boot priority to USB once after creating a bootable media using a USB and proceed with the Windows Installation. On the drive selection window, press Shift + F10 keys to open the Command Prompt. Then follow the steps listed
    below:

    • Type the following command in the Command Prompt window and press Enter:
      diskpart
    • Once after executing the above command, type the following command to list the current drives and press Enter:
      list disk
    • List disk will give you the list of drives, use the following command to select the drive and press Enter: select disk 0
    • Type the following command to check if the disk is online: online disk
      (if the disk is not online)
    • Type the following command to clean the drive and press Enter:
      clean
    • To create a partition, type the following command and press Enter:
      create partition primary
    • To select the partition that you created, type the following command and press Enter:
      select partition 1
    • To set the partition active, type the following command and press Enter:
      active (if this is the boot partition)
    • Type the following command to assign a drive letter and press Enter:
      assign letter(letter)
    • After completing all this, close the command prompt screen and click on
      refresh button.
    • Then you will only have one drive with “unallocated space”, just select the partition to start the installation.

    Let us know how it goes and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Regards,

    Mala S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
  4. Dia01 Win User

    Clean install, 2 drives, too many partitions

    Partition or multiple hard drives?

    As the title suggests. Is it worth installing say a 36GB drive for the OS soley or partitioning an existing larger drive with either 2 or more partitions? I am currently running Vista 32bit and want to try out 64bit and am sick of reformatting the whole drive. Any suggestions?
     
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