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    Question Questions for housekeeping after upgrading to Windows 10

    I'm starting this thread to answer users questions regarding how to do some house-keeping after a successful Win10 upgrade.

    After a successful upgrade to Win10,

    • how can I insure my device will factory reset to Win10 rather than reset to Win8 if I do a full factory reset?

    • how do I delete the files, etc. and recover (combine) the HDD partitions that the "old" OS reset was contained in?


    Please use this thread for only those type questions and resolutions.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickscheller View Post
    I'm starting this thread to answer users questions regarding how to do some house-keeping after a successful Win10 upgrade.

    After a successful upgrade to Win10,

    • how can I insure my device will factory reset to Win10 rather than reset to Win8 if I do a full factory reset?

    • how do I delete the files, etc. and recover (combine) the HDD partitions that the "old" OS reset was contained in?


    Please use this thread for only those type questions and resolutions.

    Thanks in advance.
    1. Use Macrium Reflect to backup the entire drive. Let Reflect build a boot disk & test it before moving to #2. Didn't need to use rufus: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
    2. I have had marginal success in deleting or merging partitions with an EFI/GPT drive. The BCD located in Partition #2 uses "markers" to locate the beginning & end of partitions.

    You can manipulate them, then boot to Reflect & Fix Boot. If Windows doesn't boot, restore only the EFI partition. Get this & see how it views the BCD: Visual BCD Editor - Windows 8|7|Vista

    I have not yet deleted the Windows.old on the T100.

    Boot management was easier with WinXP & boot.ini.

    BTW, I've now done Win10 updates to 7 computers, only 1 gave me big problems; good thing I had a Reflect image. I reimaged 5 different times to try different ways to update. It would get stuck right at the end of black circle status screen when Configuring Settings. Was only successful in "Resetting Windows" which was mostly a fresh install except for the printer install which remained intact or was automatically installed in the background by Win10. There was nothing special about the machine, HP Pavilion dv7 only used for internet.

    Your other thread says this:
    After the "upgrade" from Win8.1 to 10 on my ME400C (sister to the T100TA 64GB) and then running a "Disk Cleanup" + "Clean up system files", my 64GB drive resulted in:

    Drive 0 Partition 1: 300MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 2: 100MB EFI System
    Drive 0 Partition 3: 450MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 4: 8GB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 5: 49.37GB Primary

    #1 & #4 can go, but how can you merge them together or add them to #5, since they are not adjacent? Windows Computer Management doesn't have the tools. There is no 3rd party partition mangers that work with eMMC drives.
    My testing confirms this, they all say something different.

    EaseUS Partition Master says:
    Drive 0 Partition 1: 1MB Unallocated
    Drive 0 Partition 2: 100MB EFI System
    Drive 0 Partition 3: 700MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 4: 128MB Other
    Drive 0 Partition 5: 49.37GB Primary
    Drive 0 Partition 6: 8GB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 7: 1007KB Unallocated

    MiniTool Partition Wizard is unable to load, "Failed to load disk access driver".

    AEOMI Partition Assistant sees the entire eMMC as Unallocated.

    According to Win10 Computer Management, mine is:
    Drive 0 Partition 1: 100MB EFI System
    Drive 0 Partition 2: 700MB Recovery
    Drive 0 Partition 3: 49.33GB Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary
    Drive 0 Partition 4: 8GB Recovery

    I do have a way to do what you want.
    1. Image the eMMC with Macrium Reflect.
    2. Build a boot disk with Reflect.
    3. Test the boot disk (USB drive).
    4. Verify the boot disk can see your backup drive.
    5. Use Reflect disk to restore only the needed partitions in the proper order (see mine above, Partitions 1, 2, 3).
    You can move Part #2-Recovery to the end or you may not need it at all, Win10 seems to keep recreating one for me, desktop has a 128MB after the two Windows partitions.
    6. Use Reflect disk to Fix Boot.
    7. See if ME400C boots.
    8. Use CCleaner to delete most of Windows.old. You could do this after #1.

    I used this procedure to successfully build a dual boot on my desktop computer. I also used this procedure to copy Win 10 & Win7 to different drives. The issue of 1 EFI partition for 2 Windows was the primary stumbling block. Finding an EFI editor that worked was the key. You won't have this problem, I believe Reflect with do everything. If nothing works, you only have to image the entire drive back the way it was.
    Last edited by Rocket_Scientist; 08-04-2015 at 03:55 PM.
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    We now have a Partition Manager that works on the T100.
    3rd Party Partition Manager that seems to work

    Version 9.1 released 8-11-15
    No version history available.
    v9.0 wouldn't even load program.

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