Installing Windows-10 system to new 500G SDD. Windows Installation Media does not create the four basic partitions, nor does it recognize manually created partition layout.
For example, my Lenovo came with a 256G NMVe, with four partitions:
- EFI System (100M)
- MSR (16M)
- Windows (237G)
- WinRE (505M)
I made a fresh re-installation of Windows on the NMVe partion 3:
- Boot to Windows installation USB from Microsoft.com
- Delete the Windows partition (#3) (losing the data) and reformat.
- Finally, reinstall to the same partition.
No errors or complaints. Four total partitions.
So what about my new 500G SSD? When I do a simple install on the SSD, Windows Installation Media creates only 3 partitions: EFI System, Windows, WinRE. And, it complains the GPT partitions are not correct, Do you want to continue? The system booted. No harm, no foul. But this is annoying. What's going on?
I found this page UEFI/GPT-based hard drive partitions, but it's more work than I'm ready for this weekend. Is there a shortcut using Windows Installation Media?