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[TUTORIAL] Remove Android and merge partitions for Windows 10 (have more space)

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inoxllor|Post time:4-8-2018 13:51:59 View:1595|Reply:0

This Tutorial is for deleting Android partition and merging the unused disk space for Windows 10 - for users that don´t what to reinstall the whole Windows operating system but want to upgrade to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

TESTED IN CHUWI HI8 PRO PQ32F2216030xxx

1) If you have important files/documents be sure to BACKUP FIRST (just in case)

2) Install “MiniTool Partition Wizard Free”, get it here: https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

3) Locate the program "SwitchNow.exe" - a) Open C:  b) Click "View"-"Hidden items" c) Then Open directory "Recover" then d) open the directory "OEM"  

4) Open "SwitchNow.exe" and select DISABLE - the boot menu (android vs windows) will disappear leaving boot to windows selected by default

5) Using the program “Minitool Partition Wizard” delete all the first partitions except the last FOUR, which are:
[DO NOT DELETE THESE]:
a) *:SYSTEM, EFI System Partition
b) GPT 16 mb (Reserved Partition)
c) C:WINDOWS (GPT data partition)
d) *:RECOVERY (GPT Recovery Partition)

6) Now, move the "*:SYSTEM, EFI System Partition" to the very beginning of the drive. Apply changes and REBOOT.
It will appear something like this
*:SYSTEM, EFI System Partition
UNALLOCATED SPACE
GPT 16 mb (Reserved Partition)
C:WINDOWS (GPT data partition)
*:RECOVERY (GPT Recovery Partition)

7) In order to RESIZE Windows partition you need to make a copy of "GPT 16 mb (Reserved Partition)" right to the beginning of the unallocated space after *:SYSTEM, EFI System Partition".
The new partition is not “reserved” anymore it will appear as "normal GPT data partition" instead (do not worry). REBOOT
It will appear something like this:
*:SYSTEM, EFI System Partition
GPT 16 mb (GPT data pertition)
UNALLOCATED SPACE
GPT 16 mb (Reserved Partition)
C:WINDOWS (GPT data partition)
*:RECOVERY (GPT Recovery Partition)

8) Now you can delete "GPT 16 mb (Reserved Partition)"

9) Resize "C:WINDOWS (GPT data partition)" with the rest of the unallocated space available. Click to ‘Apply’ and “Mini tool” tells you to reboot in order to make the changes (as the partition in question is the current system partition). REBOOT. The pre-boot environment starts resizing Windows-partition... Windows will start up after the jod is done.

10) Download and Run the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

PS: Original inspiration from this topic in other Forum
https://techtablets.com/forum/to ... ge-it-with-windows/




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