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#1 peterlonz

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 07:33 PM

When I used Win 7 I managed to open the control panel from the start menu.

The control Panel the opened in a single column alphabetical list.

Try as I might I seem unable to arrange this in Win 10.

Is it possible & how?

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 08:32 PM

Have you try the View by: selections best one is Large Icons option which will sort the Control Panel list alphabetical order.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:43 PM

Thanks for the very quick response.

Oddly after spending ages trying I asked for help in frustration.

Shortly thereafter I did by accident fall upon the method you suggest.

Happy now until the next irritation rears its head.

 

Spoke too soon - the Win 10 upgrade will not install.

After doing all the pre install checking & getting the "all clear" the upgrade fails due to insufficient room on a reserved partition.

MS surely could have checked this at the start not the end!



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 11:02 PM

Hold on i thought you are already upgraded to Windows 10 haven't you?
Please write down the error message same as its been display to you so we can understand the issue.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 12:28 AM

Sorry for the confusion.

I have indeed just "upgraded" from Win 7 to Win 10.

I read about an anniversary update to win 10 .

Thought that probably ought not to apply but it appeared I was "ready".

Now I see the control panel display has reverted.

So many silly complications with no obvious path to resolution.

The message was effectively "insufficient space on reserve partition".

Generally you can't copy these message box txts so I have to rely on a not so hot memory.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:26 AM

You can copy text on error message dialog box by first clicking the message box and the press Ctrl + C keys.
You must be talking about Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511 which you can install it from Windows Update this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Do you mean system “System Reservedpartition?
 
Open an elevated Command Prompt window (press Win + X, and then press A key)
 
Run below commands from Command Prompt that is open as administrator.
Diskpart

List disk

Select disk 0

List Volume
Replace number zero (0) with disk number assign to Windows 10 installed hard disk drive.
 
Copy and paste all the commands output to your next post.
 
Copy text from a command prompt window
 
1.Right-click the title bar of the command prompt window, point to Edit, and then click Mark.
2.Click the beginning of the text you want to copy.
3.Press and hold down the SHIFT key, and then click the end of the text you want to copy (or you can click and drag the cursor to select the text).
4.Right-click the title bar, point to Edit, and then click Copy.
5. Right click empty space of your next post and select Paste from the context menu.
6. Click Post button.

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#7 peterlonz

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:05 PM

OK followed instructions hope this is what you need:

 

DISKPART> List Disk

 

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt

  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---

  Disk 0    Online         1863 GB  1024 KB

  Disk 1    Online          238 GB      0 B

  Disk 2    Online         1863 GB  1024 KB        *

  Disk 3    Online          931 GB  1024 KB

 

DISKPART> Select disk 0

 

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

 

DISKPART> List Volume

 

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info

  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------

  Volume 0     T                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media

  Volume 1     F   2Tb HD       NTFS   Partition    345 GB  Healthy

  Volume 2     L   2Tb HD       NTFS   Partition    401 GB  Healthy

  Volume 3     M   2Tb HD       NTFS   Partition    209 GB  Healthy

  Volume 4     N   2Tb HD       NTFS   Partition    401 GB  Healthy

  Volume 5     O   2Tb HD       NTFS   Partition    504 GB  Healthy

  Volume 6         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System

  Volume 7     C   vssadmin li  NTFS   Partition    238 GB  Healthy    Boot

  Volume 8     G   New 2TB HD   NTFS   Partition    495 GB  Healthy

  Volume 9     H   New 2Tb HD   NTFS   Partition    488 GB  Healthy

  Volume 10    I   New 2Tb HD   NTFS   Partition    429 GB  Healthy

  Volume 11    J   New 2Tb HD   NTFS   Partition    449 GB  Healthy

  Volume 12    E   Suspect HD   NTFS   Partition    244 GB  Healthy

  Volume 13    R   Suspect HD   NTFS   Partition    234 GB  Healthy

  Volume 14    S   Suspect HD   NTFS   Partition    224 GB  Healthy

  Volume 15    K   Suspect HD   NTFS   Partition    228 GB  Healthy

 

DISKPART> Replace number zero with disk number assign to Windows 10 installed hard disk drive

 

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10586

 

ACTIVE      - Mark the selected partition as active.

ADD         - Add a mirror to a simple volume.

ASSIGN      - Assign a drive letter or mount point to the selected volume.

ATTRIBUTES  - Manipulate volume or disk attributes.

ATTACH      - Attaches a virtual disk file.

AUTOMOUNT   - Enable and disable automatic mounting of basic volumes.

BREAK       - Break a mirror set.

CLEAN       - Clear the configuration information, or all information, off the

              disk.

COMPACT     - Attempts to reduce the physical size of the file.

CONVERT     - Convert between different disk formats.

CREATE      - Create a volume, partition or virtual disk.

DELETE      - Delete an object.

DETAIL      - Provide details about an object.

DETACH      - Detaches a virtual disk file.

EXIT        - Exit DiskPart.

EXTEND      - Extend a volume.

EXPAND      - Expands the maximum size available on a virtual disk.

FILESYSTEMS - Display current and supported file systems on the volume.

FORMAT      - Format the volume or partition.

GPT         - Assign attributes to the selected GPT partition.

HELP        - Display a list of commands.

IMPORT      - Import a disk group.

INACTIVE    - Mark the selected partition as inactive.

LIST        - Display a list of objects.

MERGE       - Merges a child disk with its parents.

ONLINE      - Online an object that is currently marked as offline.

OFFLINE     - Offline an object that is currently marked as online.

RECOVER     - Refreshes the state of all disks in the selected pack.

              Attempts recovery on disks in the invalid pack, and

              resynchronizes mirrored volumes and RAID5 volumes

              that have stale plex or parity data.

REM         - Does nothing. This is used to comment scripts.

REMOVE      - Remove a drive letter or mount point assignment.

REPAIR      - Repair a RAID-5 volume with a failed member.

RESCAN      - Rescan the computer looking for disks and volumes.

RETAIN      - Place a retained partition under a simple volume.

SAN         - Display or set the SAN policy for the currently booted OS.

SELECT      - Shift the focus to an object.

SETID       - Change the partition type.

SHRINK      - Reduce the size of the selected volume.

UNIQUEID    - Displays or sets the GUID partition table (GPT) identifier or

              master boot record (MBR) signature of a disk.

 

DISKPART>



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 02:18 AM

Windows 7 creates 100MB System Reserved partition and Windows 10 creates 350MB System Reserved partition we need to shrink C: or any other partition about around 222MB and add this free unallocated shrink space to 100MB System Reserved partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.
 
 
 
Step 1:

Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive
 
Even if your PC can't start, you can use the Recovery drive to reset it or troubleshoot problems. If you back up system files to this drive, you'll also be able to use it to reinstall Windows.
Open your Start menu, type RecoveryDrive.exe in the search box, press Enter key.
Check or Uncheck the Back up system files to the recovery drive box for what you want to do, and click on Next button.
Select the USB flash drive (ex: "E:\ (USB)" ) you want to make a recovery drive, and click on Next button.
When ready to start, click on Create button.
 

 
 
Step 2:
I need you to shrink any partition on Disk 0 about the size of 222MB or more from Disk Management tool open Disk Management tool by typing diskmgmt.msc into Start Menu search box after you have 222MB unallocated free space flow below instructions to add that 222MB free space to 100MB System Reserved partition. 
 
 
Step 3:

1.  Within MiniTool Partition Wizard select the C: partition and click on "Move/Resize" to enter the next interface;
2.  Increase the 100MB partition size by dragging the right arrow of the scroll bar to the right or directly entering accurate values in the text boxes below;
 
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6.  After you're done with the settings, click on the "OK" button;
7.    Click on Apply in the toolbar;
8.    Click on the “Restart Now” button on the Notice dialog box;
 
"Resize and Move Partition Guide - MiniTool Partition Wizard "

 
 
If Windows wont Boot then boot your computer with the Windows 10 Recovery Drive you have created and use Startup Repair tool.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:14 AM

Many thanks for such detailed instructions.

I am embarrassed to say that although I created a W 10 Recovery Drive on my USB, step 2 has me utterly confused.

The 100Mb System Reserved is on Disk 1 & I can't see how creating space of 222Mb on Disk O can be of any use since they can't be combined.

Anyway there exists well in excess of 222 Mb of free space on Disk 0 already.

 

Clearly I am not getting it.

 

Disk management details attached in case it may help.

 

Apologies for the drain on your time.

 

 

  

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:31 AM

I'm sorry but its your fault you were suppose to select the disk where Windows installed but you selected disk 0 so that make me believe Disk 0 is the disk where Windows installed which is not its Disk 1 who has storage size of 238 GB. Any how which ever HDD the 100 MB System Reserved partition located at you have to shrink another partition on the same HDD to add to 100MB System Reserved partition.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:41 PM

OK, I get it - sure it's my fault, no-one else around to blame, ..........except ............. my wife!

 

Here is what I see.

Maybe we can then proceed  if you have not already given up.

 

1)  Disk 1 is my C drive - with the 100Mb reserved partition.

     It's a SSD, Capacity 238Gb, Used 123Gb, Free 114Gb.

     Clearly listed are the following folders:

   Windows (24.3 GB)

   Windows old (25.3GB

   Windows BT (672KB ???????)

   Program files (3.02Gb)

   Program files (X86) (4.9GB)

   Program Data (2.33 GB)

 

2)  It looks convincing that this where both Win 7 & Win 10 "reside"

3)  If more space is needed here I could dump "Windows old", not much point in holding Win 7 for which I have an ISO anyway

4)  Maybe also some program files but I am totally unsure if that would screw my apps?



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:58 PM

Your poor wife well she will be happy you can't blame her for your mistake this time but you won't tell her the good news wont you haha.

If you still not sure how you made me think Disk 0 is the HDD where 100 MB located at go to posted output of Diskpart command and you will see below command you have entered notice disk number number is zero you have selescted.
 

DISKPART> Select disk 0

 

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

 

 

 

I want you to download my batch script i have attached to my post below execute this batch script as a administrator to delete all temporary files including Windows.OLD and Windows.BT folders contents.

 

 

Attached File  Clear_Temp.bat   5.94KB   15 downloads

 

 

 

As i told you which ever the 100MB partition located that is where you will shrink a partition and  extend the shrink unallocated space to 100MB.

I need you to follow my instructions at my post #8 but instead of Disk 0 you will be shrinking C: partition on Disk 1 and adding the shrink space to 100 MB System Reserved Partition which is also located at Disk 1.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 09:59 PM

Your bat file has run, & now C Drive/Disk 1 has 95 Gb used space & 143 Gb Free.

 

Unfortunately I can't understand step 2 of your post no 8 - as I have already explained.

The same here: "As i told you which ever the 100MB partition located that is where you will shrink a partition and  extend the shrink unallocated space to 100MB." I just don't understand your meaning.

It appears there is now plenty of free space on Disk 1

I think you want me to use some of that to increase the reserved space from 100Mb to .............(?)

It would be stupid of me to guess, nothing served by messing things up.

Can you please elaborate.



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:42 PM

You see we want to increase the size of the 100 MB System Reserved partition to around 350 MB can be more so at your disk 1 shrink around 222 MB or more from the C: partition where Windows OS installed and use the MiniTool Partition Wizard to add this shrinked 222 MB to 100 MB System Reserved partition which will increase the size of the System Reserved partition to 350 MB size.


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:50 PM

Don't fell that you been have asking to many questions you can ask many questions you want i don't mind answering every question you have for me lets not rush thinks we don't want to make a mess of thinks so first make sure you understand what is our goal and ask your question when you have one for me.


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