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Update to Win 10

by nykommer / August 7, 2015 10:25 PM PDT

I would like to update to Win 10 from Win 7.
When attempting to do so, I get the following message: "We couldn't update the system reserved partition".
I have a 1000 GB SSD with one partition of 100 MB (7 MB free space) & another partition (C Drive) with 930GB free space.
Can someone, please help, and explain to me what I should do (step by step) to overcome this problem, so I will be able to install Win 10.
If further info is needed, please let me know.
Thanks for you time and help.

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what I'd probably do
by James Denison / August 7, 2015 10:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Update to Win 10

If I hadn' t made the backup DVD's for windows 7 restore discs already, then I'd do it first, maybe make two copies just in case. I would then remove everything in that partition, then run the upgrade again.

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Still needs help.
by nykommer / February 4, 2016 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: what I'd probably do

I haven' t made a backup DVD's for windows 7 Pro, so what can I do to resize my C Drive so I only have 2 partitions?

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Re: what can I do
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 4, 2016 3:37 AM PST
In reply to: Still needs help.
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Still needs help.
by Jessicawilliams03 / February 4, 2016 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: Update to Win 10

First, create separate partition on your disk and allocate sufficient space to C drive for installing windows. Also keep in mind that you are going to install other programs, so you might need some space. It ie better to allocate good amount of space so you will not face any problem.

Before installing windows take backup of your files as you are creating a new partition you files will be deleted.

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(NT) I don't understand.
by nykommer / February 4, 2016 6:40 PM PST
In reply to: Still needs help.
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Please help again
by nykommer / February 4, 2016 10:30 PM PST
In reply to: Still needs help.

Thank you all so far for your answers, but I am sorry, maybe I don't explain myself correctly or understand correctly. (English is my second language)

I have Windows 7 Pro installed on a 1000 GB SSD (Samsung 840 EVO) on a custom built computer.
Disk Management shows as follows for the disk partitioning on my C Drive:
1. Data NTFS 501 MB Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition) 81% Free Space (System Reserved)
2. 498.1 GB Unallocated
3. C: 432.96 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

I now believe that within the 501 MB Data drive , I have enough space to download Win 10.

What I would like now is to reassign or resize the 498.1 GB Unallocated & the C: 432.96 GB into one only C Drive with 931.06 GB. But I can work out, how to do it.
Before I do anything I will make a copy of my Win 7 Pro.
Please explain how I can fix my problem.
Thanks again for helping.

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Re: unallocated
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 5, 2016 12:30 AM PST
In reply to: Please help again

Any partition manager should be able to do it, maybe even Windows disc management.

The idea, I think:
(1) Move the c: to the front, so the unallocated space comes after it.
(2) Extend the c: with the unallocated space.
Are you sure the one you used can't? Next stop then: GPARTED.


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OP's partitioning software can...
by Oldartq / February 5, 2016 7:04 AM PST
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do resizing. It has that feature.

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I see you did not read your other post.
by Oldartq / February 5, 2016 7:01 AM PST
In reply to: Please help again

But maybe there's no need to resize "C". Try this; create the unallocate space into a "extended partition" then do a clean install of win10 on the extended partition. I think your original problem might have been too many "primary" partitions.

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