how to clean install win10 without hidden partition

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by garry35, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    i have 2 drives in my system and want to know if its possible to install windows 10 without the 100 meg hidden partition it creates, or at least keep the partition(s) on a single drive and NOT spread over both drives
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Garry,

    Sure. Create a primary NTFS partition for Win10 on HD0. Not HD1. Set the partition Active. Boot the Win10 DVD and do a Custom install into this partition.
     
  3. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    thanks for the reply, but its been my experience in the past starting with win7 or maybe earlier that the install usually creates a hidden partition of about 100 meg
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Not with what I've described. The partition has to be Active. This is essential as the booting files are installed to the Active partition on HD0.
     
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