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W-10 Couldn't update system reserved partition

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#1 cfourkays


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:10 PM

Checked other posts on same topic with no relief

Original motherboard failed


Windows 10 Insider Preview Version 1803 (OS Build 17112.1)

Replaced with ASRock X370 PRO4 and the new AMD Ryzen3 22300G. MB updated to "AMD Ryzen Desktop 2000 Ready".

Using same SSD's as in old setup.

System now works great and is activated.

New drivers for the board downloaded and installed.


Problems may be related:

Windows Updates available

Windows 10 Insider Preview 17115.1 (rs4_release)

STATUS: Pending Download

Go's to "preparing for Update"

Then "Windows 10 couldn't be installed   (Obviously, already installed)

"We couldn't update the system reserved partition


Found a couple of fixes involving "cmd.exe or Powershell"

Get for both "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142"

I've attached pic of the Disk Management.

Disk 1 just has storage: File History" for backup and misc.

Is there an easy way out???



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:50 PM

According to your image Disk 1 is your Windows Drive and Disk 0 looks to be your data drive. Resize the C: partition and increase the size of your EFI partition to 500MB. There is a MSR partition in addition to what you see in Disk 1. This is have to be moved also.


Download Partition Wizard. Run the program and post a screenshot. As with any Partition Management program things can go wrong however small. Backup any data on your Windows drive you need. After looking at the screenshot of Partition Wizard I can provide the steps. 

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