Windows 10: Windows 10 fresh install. What does it do with the Windows 7 system partition?

Discus and support Windows 10 fresh install. What does it do with the Windows 7 system partition? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have a 100mb Windows 7 system partition, along with a regular C: drive which is the boot. I'm about to install Windows 10 on this drive and it will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/doitstuart, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 fresh install. What does it do with the Windows 7 system partition?


    I have a 100mb Windows 7 system partition, along with a regular C: drive which is the boot.

    I'm about to install Windows 10 on this drive and it will ask me which drive to install on, which will be C. But what will it do with the existing system partition? Should I format that, too, or let the Win10 installer handle it?

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    /u/doitstuart, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Boyfriend Win User

    windows 7 (one partition dissapeared)

    It sometimes happens. On my supervisor computer, a partition was made when he was using Windows XP with a third party software. With each fresh install, I have to assign a letter manually to that partition, else it don't show up in explorer even for Windows 7 RTM fresh install. I have seen it, that's why I have suggested the procedure.
     
    Boyfriend, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. Carsomyr Win User
    Partition SSD during windows 10 install

    I'm assembling a new PC and running a fresh windows 10 install. I'd like to know how to partition the ssd into 2 separate partitions during the windows install (I'm using a bootable usb drive to install Windows).

    I want to know if I need to input specific settings for those partitions or if it's all automatic?

    I need one partition for Windows on and another for my documents. The ssd has 960gb size.

    So I'm guessing it has about 60gb over-provisionning. I could leave out a bit more, but it probably doesn't matter that much
     
    Carsomyr, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 fresh install. What does it do with the Windows 7 system partition?

    Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Jan 24, 2020
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