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Is it safe to delete the default partitions?

2021-09-02, 12:13 PM

Hello,

 

I recently received my Legion 5 Pro and it came with Windows 10 Home. I would like to format it and install Windows 10 Pro using an installation USB. What I'm planning to do is a fresh installation, not upgrading from Home to Pro. When I try to install, I see the following 4 disk partitions. The partitions are

  1. Partition 1: SYSTEM_DRV
  2. Partition 2 (MSR)
  3. Partition 3: Windows-SSD
  4. Partition 4: WINRE_DRV

I wanted to know if it's safe to delete all of them and have a complete fresh install of Windows (I plan to install Linux with dual boot after this).

 

Has anyone done this? Is it safe? What's your experience?

 

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Re:Is it safe to delete the default partitions?

2021-09-02, 12:44 PM

If you're doing a clean install then there is no point in keeping these partitions. Let the Win10 Pro installer format the entire drive and create the partitions it needs. Likewise when you install Linux later, its installer will offer to create the dual-boot environment.



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Re:Is it safe to delete the default partitions?

2021-09-02, 12:44 PM

If you're doing a clean install then there is no point in keeping these partitions. Let the Win10 Pro installer format the entire drive and create the partitions it needs. Likewise when you install Linux later, its installer will offer to create the dual-boot environment.



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Re:Is it safe to delete the default partitions?

2021-09-02, 14:45 PM

Hello @rimuru ,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

I agree with hausman on this.

 

I personally wipe my drive of all partitions when performing a clean install.


Regards,

Jack_Lenovo1



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