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Discus and support Windows 10 installation issue - the non-removable parasitic hard drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi All! I built a new system. I used the official Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to create a windows installation drive on my removable SSD. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by WindowGrinch, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 installation issue - the non-removable parasitic hard drive


    Hi All!

    I built a new system. I used the official Media Creation Tool from Microsoft to create a windows installation drive on my removable SSD. I used that to install Windows 10 onto another internal HDD on my computer.

    Everything went smoothly. I can use my system fine. I am offered to enter Windows or Setup at the start of each boot no matter what my boot disk order is set to. When I remove my SSD installation drive and leave the successful installation on my internal HDD to boot, because why wouldn't I, my computer says that there is no windows installed.

    I reinstalled Windows to check and it placed the old Windows into a windows.old folder - so it does exist, it simply can't find it when I remove my SSD installation drive.

    Why? I'm baffled. Any wisdom is gladly received *Smile

    :)
     
    WindowGrinch, Jan 28, 2019
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  2. little cat, Jan 28, 2019
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  3. New install Windows 10 (issue solved)

    It's good that you're not experiencing any issues. Unfortunately many folks are, a quick Google search will show the same info im offering the OP.

    Heres a couple examples:

    Here

    Here

    It's basically what I mentioned above, small issues here and there ,but nothing to end your day.. for the most part.

    I know it's anecdotal, but for my experience 95% of the time it's perfectly fine. The issues I've run into wouldn't be enough for me to roll back , but they would be enough (had I not installed it yet) ,to avoid it for another couple weeks which is why I'm suggesting it to the OP

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems and complaints
    • Installation problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Microsoft Edge problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Drivers problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Experience problems with the Fall Creators Update
    keep in mind, as of recently, the FCU is installed on 5% of devices roughly.....
     
    jboydgolfer, Jan 28, 2019
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  4. W1zzard Win User

    Windows 10 installation issue - the non-removable parasitic hard drive

    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, Jan 28, 2019
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