Windows 10: How do I select which partition to install Windows 10 on?

Discus and support How do I select which partition to install Windows 10 on? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Previously, I had a dual boot system on one SSD w/ MacOS (Partition A) and Windows 10 (Partition B) on my ThinkPad. Partition A (Mac) was assigned to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/I_TheLegend27_I, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. How do I select which partition to install Windows 10 on?


    Previously, I had a dual boot system on one SSD w/ MacOS (Partition A) and Windows 10 (Partition B) on my ThinkPad.

    Partition A (Mac) was assigned to the left of Partition B (Win10), meaning that, now that I've wiped Partition A (Mac), I cannot extend Partition B (which I intend to keep) to the unallocated space due to it being to the left.

    I have backed up all my necessary data and am ready to reset/format my laptop.
    I'd rather not wipe Windows completely from my drive and reinstall using a bootable USB.

    Instead, I'd like to reset using the built-in Windows feature and select the unallocated space (former (Partition A) as the install destination and then proceed onto extending the target destination to the right (Partition B).

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    /u/I_TheLegend27_I, Jul 3, 2020
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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
     
    W1zzard, Jul 3, 2020
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  3. areamike Win User
    Partition SSD during windows 10 install

    During the Windows 10 install you will have the option to Format the drive. Once you do that, you can click the 'New" button with the drive selected and create a new partition on the SSD. And then format it is it requires it. Which I think it does. It's been a little while since I've done it.
    google is your friend too.
     
    areamike, Jul 3, 2020
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  4. How do I select which partition to install Windows 10 on?

    Installing Windows Vista/7 on a GUID Partition Table

    I've never tried multiple partitions so this is a shot in the dark...

    At step #10, I would try setting the size parameter (it is in mebibytes) to how large you want the partition windows is installed on to be, then go ahead and install windows. This will leave the rest of the drive raw instead of consuming it into the OS partition (C drive). Once you successfully boot into Windows, you should be able to use Computer Management -> Disk Management to create partitions in the raw space.


    If you really wanted to do it with diskpart before Windows is installed, you basically repeat the following lines making sure to specify a size if you don't want it to consume all remaining space:
    • create partition primary size=size in mebibytes here
    • format quick fs=ntfs label="appropriate name here"
    • assign letter=C thru Z here
    Obviously, you can use quick formatting or leave it out for full format. Leave off the size parameter when you reach the final partition that should consume all the remaining space. Also remember that the order you do this in goes from the outside of the disk (where it is fastest) to the inside of the disk (where it is slowest). Because of this, it is recommended to put EFI (e.g. size=300), then MSR (e.g. size=300), then Windows (e.g. size=30000), then Applications (e.g. size=70000), then Storage (e.g. no size parameter).

    If I'm right, the above example would look like this:
    • diskpart
    • list disk
    • select disk <id>
    • online disk
    • attributes disk clear readonly
    • clean
    • convert gpt
    • create partition efi size=300
    • create partition msr size=300
    • create partition primary size=30000
    • format fs=ntfs label="Windows"
    • assign letter=C
    • create partition primary size=70000
    • format fs=ntfs label="Applications"
    • assign letter=D
    • create partition primary
    • format fs=ntfs label="Storage"
    • assign letter=E
    • exit
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jul 3, 2020
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