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#1 Solar29

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:23 PM

Yesterday my laptop was ungraded to Windows 10 Pro version 1703. Everything was working OK. Booted off and, this morning after Comcast had lost Internet, Phone, & TV and then came back up booted the laptop again and had 2 new drives and DVD drive had changed to D: from F:. The new drives were F: & G:. These look like duplicates?!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:40 PM

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? Sometimes a Windows 10 upgrade will attach a drive letter to the EFI system partition. Also an upgrade can add a Windows RE (Recovery Environment) partition.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

Win Key + R =>
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
=> OK
Selekt and run =>
Computer Management => Disk Manaement => Right click on drive or partition and select "Changes Drive Letter and Parts..."


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

I would suggest that you do what John has suggested.  If what he suspects is in fact what happened you should just live with the change.  This shouldn't cause any issues with the operating system.  Since you are aware that the D: drive is now the F: drive you could just leave those letters as they are.

 

If you post a screenshot of the Disk Management we will be able to confirm if the F: and G: are both Windows RE partitions.

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:27 AM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

Put the screen shot up, but don't how it helps.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:00 AM

You posted a screenshot, but it was not the image that was requested.

 

This is a quotation from post #4 which I posted.

 

If you post a screenshot of the Disk Management we will be able to confirm if the F: and G: are both Windows RE partitions.

 

What you posted was the image of This PC which does not provide the information found in Disk Management as you can see in the image below.  Take notice of the difference in the two images.

 

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You can open Disk Management by doing the following.  Press the windows keywindowskey_zps092d5c75.png  and the X key to open the Windows Mobility Center menu.

 

When the menu opens select Disk Management


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:03 AM

Windows gave your System Partition a drive letter. Normally this does not have a drive letter but I have absolutely no idea why Windows is duplicating your Windows partition with drive letter G: I have never seen this before.

 

It would help if you also gave a screen shot of Disk Management and not just Computer. Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:36 PM

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:49 PM

Yesterday my laptop was ungraded to Windows 10 Pro version 1703. Everything was working OK. Booted off and, this morning after Comcast had lost Internet, Phone, & TV and then came back up booted the laptop again and had 2 new drives and DVD drive had changed to D: from F:. The new drives were F: & G:. These look like duplicates?!

 

Who upgrade the laptop?

 

Did anyone run the subst command?



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:26 PM

Windows did the upgrade automatically.  This command (subst) was not run by me. Have to check as to when I purchased the laptop a few years ago. Was windows 7 then upgraded using the free windows 10 upgrade, then to windows 10 1607 then to the latest. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:31 PM

Wow, that's crazy!  Is it possible that you have another drive in the laptop that you did not know about? I think not but thought I'd ask.  It would have to have been the exact same size also but still possible.  Probably just a hiccup by CU.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:49 AM

Looks like someone imaged the C: drive on Disk 0, to the G: drive on Disk 1.

 

Is this being used as a backup image of C: ?

 

The drive letter F: was assigned to the System partition on Disk 1, which is abnormal.

 

All in all, Disk 1 looks like a mirror of Disk 0.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

@Solar29 There are so many problems with Windows 10 Upgrades from older OS's, especially to the CU, I would have kept Windows 7 anyway.  With that said, it seems like everything is working properly, so I wouldn't worry about it.  If not you can always backup your info, download and install with a new Image.  The new image has CU in it, so it will be very smooth.  

 

If this is a 17" Laptop see if there is another Drive in it, many 17" laptops have two drives.  Lot's of folks don't even know they have the extra drive.  I've recovered laptops with basically new drives in them in the second bay that were never used.  Maybe the install went to both drives? haha, I don't know, but anything is possible with windows 10


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