Clean install of Windows 10

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I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 and am wondering why Macrium reflect is showing the SSD drive as being in 4 sections. This drive only carries my O/S.

Thank you for any help with this.
 

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Trotter

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That is Windows 10's doing. I helped my cousin's husband build his computer this week and it did the same thing with him. I used GParted to prep the drive and format it to NTFS but was that good enough for Win10? Noooooooooo.
 

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Thats strange, My copy didn't do that. I have w10 pro 64 bit. About a year old or so Not sure what upgrade it is right now as there is another one coming up in a few days.
 

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Um mine doesn't do that either. I re-install my computers (3) every few months or so and I have never had any version of Windows make 4 partitons. Windows 10 makes two partitions. The Primary which has your OS and a system reserved which is usually hidden but not always which contains recovery info.
 

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Win10 didn't do mine, either. I am using Pro Retail whereas his is Home OEM.
 

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I only ever use the Home versions of Windows and I still have never had four partitions installed by any Windows versions. I suspect that the OP has installed Windows 10 on to a disk that has a previous installation of Windows and has, somehow, made a dual boot. He needs to start again by deleteing all the partitons using disk manager so that his disk only has one partition and then install Windows 10 to that.
 

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I only ever use the Home versions of Windows and I still have never had four partitions installed by any Windows versions. I suspect that the OP has installed Windows 10 on to a disk that has a previous installation of Windows and has, somehow, made a dual boot. He needs to start again by deleteing all the partitons using disk manager so that his disk only has one partition and then install Windows 10 to that.
I used an SSD that was wiped and then formatted to NTFS. Windows didn't like it and would not install until I had it delete and then reformat the drive, and it did the four partitions when it did.
 

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It is definitely Windows doing it. His computer was having issues activating Win10 so I wiped and formatted the SSD again with GParted and installed a pre-activated copy of Win10 Pro. Once again Win10 would not use the pre-formatted drive but made me delete the partition and have Windows set it up, which it did with four partitions yet again.
 
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