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Lenovo IdeaPad B50-70 Windows 10 clean install problem

by abhishekmann9 / August 15, 2016 11:21 AM PDT

Hey there, I have to do a clean installation of Windows 10 but there are so many partitions made by OEM that I'm getting confused about what is safe to remove and what is not. Also, I have no intention of using OneKey backup in the future because I literally dump my personal files/data etc. in my external hard disk. The 49.80 GB and 23.84 GB partitions are of Kali Linux and Ubuntu respectively and /dev/sda11 flagged as bios_grub was created by Kali. Furthermore I created /dev/sda6 for storing movies etc.

But I have no idea about the rest of the partitions, which among them are safe to remove for clean installation of Windows...

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For a clean install I remove all of them.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2016 12:06 PM PDT

When I install Windows it will create a fresh set of partitions and install.

This has been true since about Windows NT 1.0 (decades ago.)

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Wow..I see what you mean.
by Oldartq / August 15, 2016 3:37 PM PDT

It really looks like you need a new Hdd. Or what about just an upgrade instead of a clean install? The thing here that worries me is sda7 and sda8 locating at the end, because what will happen when we start to change partitions in between Win8 partitions and the other. Something to think about...or maybe back up everything in case something goes wrong.

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