Error «failed to update partition, system reserved» when you upgrade to Windows 10
On 29 September it will be exactly two months since the official debut of Windows 10. However, upgrading to a new operating system is still not installed on all computers that meet the conditions of free updates. Some users did not do simply because they are completely satisfied with Windows 7 or 8.1, while others interfere with certain errors occurring during the upgrade process. In this article we will discuss a way of solving one of these problems.
The cause of this problem is the System Reserved partition (system Reserved), which is automatically created when a clean install of Windows 7 (100 MB) and Windows 8, 8.1, 10 (350 MB).
So, when you run setup Windows 10 on the system with system Reserved you may receive the following error message:
The launch of Windows 10 on this computer impossible
Failed to update partition, system reserved.
The default System Reserved partition is hidden and has no drive letter. Therefore, it can be seen only through the built-in or third-party utility to work with CDs. For our purposes, will fit built in.
Here are the steps you should follow:
1. Open the dialog box «Run», type diskmgmt.msc and press Ok or Enter to open the program «disk Management». Find the system reserved partition, click the right mouse button and select «Change drive letter or drive path».
2. Click «Add» and select any of the proposed letter, for example Y. the program Window «disk Management» can be closed.
3. Now open a command prompt with administrator privileges, type the following command and press Enter:
takeown /f . /r /d y
The command can take some time so be patient.
4. Once the command is complete, enter another command and press Enter:
icacls . /grant administrators:F /t
To accomplish this the team will also take some time.
5. Now another team:
attrib-h -s-r bootmgr
6. Finally, enter the last command, followed by Enter:
chkdsk Y: /F /X /sdcleanup /L:5000
With the command line had finished, and now it can be closed.
7. Go to file Explorer and find the section that is reserved by the system. Make sure that you have enabled the display of hidden elements on the View tab in the ribbon «Explorer».
8. Inside the Y: drive, you must have the folder Boot. Inside this folder are the various language folders en-US, en-GB, etc. Delete all the folders (use Shift + Delete) in addition to en-US and EN-EN.
Now try to upgrade to Windows 10. This time everything should go smoothly.
After upgrade, run «disk Management» and delete the letter a reserved partition, so it does not appear in «Explorer».