win10 msft-reserved partition

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jozien64
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win10 msft-reserved partition

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I installed mint 17.3 on a new hp 15-da0076nr laptop.

is it safe to remove win10 msft-reserved partition?

TIA
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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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Not if you want Win 10 to boot again

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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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The real question should be, Do you realise that all support for LM 17.3 ends this month of April, 2019?...if that is a new machine, why not install LM 19.1 which is fully supported until April, 2023 instead?...DAMIEN
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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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JeremyB wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Not if you want Win 10 to boot again
The problem is when I shrunk the c:// partition with win10 disk management, it created 4 partitions and you can only have 4, I could not create an extended
partition to install the latest version of mint
Partition /dev/sda4 is the "win Re tools" hidden partition. Can I use "#f fdisk /dev/sda " to delete /devsda" on the command line?
I got this HP laptop for linux mint, I don't care if I can't use win10.

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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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If this is a newer laptop it should have Win 10 installed using EFI, boot the Mint USB using EFI and you should be able to install Mint without any issues.

After installing Mint in EFI mode go into BIOS settings, system configuration, os boot, and move ubuntu to the top of the list then press F10 twice

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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:49 pm
If this is a newer laptop it should have Win 10 installed using EFI, boot the Mint USB using EFI and you should be able to install Mint without any issues.

After installing Mint in EFI mode go into BIOS settings, system configuration, os boot, and move ubuntu to the top of the list then press F10 twice
How can I install mint when there are no partitions available? 4 partitions max.

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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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It is time to get rid of old, incompatible DOS partitioning. Even Mint 19 is changed to use in default UEFI. So backup if needed and write a new type of partition table, named GPT. With that ype you can create so many partitions as you likes. No need for logical drives anymore. No need to hold partitions so little as only 2 TB in size. No need to limit files lower then 2 TB.

No need for MBR! UEFI requires an own partition for different boot managers for different OSes. Windows 10 will handle that in default right. Mint since 19 too.
You can create the new type of partition table using mint live and let do gparted. Partition table type GPT. You'll find it in gparted's menu. MBR uis DEAD!

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Re: win10 msft-reserved partition

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Post results from terminal for

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sudo parted -l

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