- Windows 11
Windows 10 and Windows 11 setup will occupy the entire physical disk by default. If you want a D drive partition afterward, you need to shrink C drive to make room for it.@NavyLCDR
This new thread has reminded me of a question I have.
Clean installing 11 tomorrow on a new blank SSD. Nothing but unallocated space will be there. Assuming the installation will create the partitions it needs, and leave the rest of the disk as unallocated space, and I can then create a new partition volume for my new Drive D, can you tell me how much of the new SSD Win11 will occupy by default with its several partitions?
In the hundreds of clean installs I have done to unallocated drives, Windows setup has never asked me what size I want to make C: drive. In this tutorial can you show where it asks for what size you want C: drive to be?When you clean install, the process will first allocate the disks - C drive and about 3 small system parititions. It will ask you what size you want for the C drive, with the default being the remaining space. You can specify what size you want, but on my SSDs I've set the C drive as 100 Gb and only use that for Windows. All data is elsewhere so I can easily back up and restore the C drive with Macrium Reflect.
When you get to step 11, where you have a completely unallocated volume, instead of clicking "next", click "new". You will then be prompted for a size which will default to the max size.In the hundreds of clean installs I have done to unallocated drives, Windows setup has never asked me what size I want to make C: drive. In this tutorial can you show where it asks for what size you want C: drive to be?
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