The Pragmatic Addict

Install Windows into one partition.

Background

Every Windows install by default wants to create 3 partitions: boot, OS & recovery (WinRE). This little tutorial will get that down to one.

This actually goes all the way back to Windows 7 and has been tested all the way to Windows 11 & Server 2022.

There are some real advantages to doing this:

Modified Installation

Install Windows as you normally would. The screen asking you where to install Windows should show your drive 0 with unallocated space. At this point use the following steps:

list disk
select disk 0
clean
create partition primary
exit (twice)

Created: 2024-05-02 Modified: 2024-05-12