I decide to spring US$200 for a 5 TiB 2.5″ Seagate drive and a double-high 15mm drive enclosure, thinking I will lose out on performance owing to its 5,400 RPM rotational speed. A comparison with a 7,200 RPM 2TiB drive comes out surprisingly well.
Before I start messing around with my production PC I always make sure I have a current backup. So why am I not surprised that my current backup is now on a drive that itself needs recovery? Sigh.
Even new Windows 10 versions may use the old-fashioned 5-partition disk layout because that’s how the Win10 installer did things until 1909 came along.
On newer hardware, you may find the new Win10 disk layout (puts the Windows Recovery partition in last place, after the Windows OS partition) showing up after installing CU KB4524570.
Needing screenshots of Windows Setup for a new tutorial, I accidentally noticed today that Microsoft has finally changed its default partitioning of the system disk to comply with their own partitioning guidelines. The title image above shows how Microsoft recommends a GPT disk be partitioned. Until recently, and still in Windows 10 versions 19H1 /
Last weekend, I saw a post on Ten Forums that really got my attention. A fellow member had been preparing a deployment image, and was wondering why his answer file simply did not work. Here’s an extract from the original post: I’ve followed tutorials on Ten Forums, Win10Guru, docs.microsoft.com, and many others. I’ve made my
Because Secure Boot blocks unrecognized software elements from loading during the boot process (before Windows starts running), it may interfere when you’re installing or updating boot-related software, firmware or drivers.
Always when installing or deploying Windows, I prefer separating the Windows operating system and its user profile files into separate partitions, preferably on separate disks. I’ve done this hundreds of times, since the days of Windows 7, on each and every physical Windows installation I’ve got, and often also on virtual installations. I’ve never had
There’s another version of Windows 10 that’s always around, different from the base version you boot when you fire up the normal operating system. It’s somewhat misleadingly called the Windows Preinstallation Environment. And indeed, it does provide a basic runtime environment during Windows installation that takes over from the primary OS when a new OS
EDIT: Microsoft has finally changed the way recovery partition is created when clean installing Windows 10. Read more here: Thank you, Microsoft – An Important Change in Windows Setup There’s a fundamental flaw in Windows 10 Setup when performing a clean install on a new empty hard disk or SSD. The same is true when