Windows 10: format partition before installation

Discus and support format partition before installation in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi there, I did a clean install of windows 10 (previously i had windows 7 64 bit) and when asked me where to install windows 10 there were the options... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by paulos, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. paulos Win User

    format partition before installation


    Hi there,
    I did a clean install of windows 10 (previously i had windows 7 64 bit) and when asked me where to install windows 10 there were the options 1) the partition where i had windows 7 110 gb ssd and 2) system reserved ~100 mb. I want to know if there is a problem or anything because i didn't delete the 1) partition and do the format after but i selected 1) partition and a pressed format for that directly.
    thanks

    :)
     
    paulos, Aug 6, 2015
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  2. lacrumb Win User

    Windows anniversary update dvd install

    I do not know if you can make new partitions but if you do a Custom install and pick the partition to install into you can format that partition. Also as long as you have not continued to install you can pick another partition and format it.

    Make sure you click on the System partition before you continue to install.

    After installing you can download EaseUS Partition Manager free and do the adjustments to the partitions.

    Easier than Disk Management.
     
    lacrumb, Aug 6, 2015
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  3. srfreeman Win User
    W10 Disc Clean & Fragment

    The 'SYSYTEM RESERVED' partition has been around since Windows 7 or before. It is simply a utility (stub) partition that is created when the OS is installed on a drive that is not partitioned/formatted. It contains things like boot information and encryption
    information.

    This will not be seen on systems where the OS was installed on a partitioned and formatted drive.

    A couple of requirements for the 'SYSYTEM RESERVED' partition.

    BIOS/MBR: May be formatted as either FAT32 or NTFS.

    UEFI/GPT: Must be formatted as FAT32.

    Very simply put, a utility partition is for system use only. The Defrag utility in Windows will not act upon a utility partition. Your system is working as designed. The label is there for a reason.
     
    srfreeman, Aug 6, 2015
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