Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 22/01/2018

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Re: Re: Re: Second partition to put Windows ISO's

Exactly - Windows (pre Creators update) cannot see the ISO file if it is on the 2nd partition - therefore it will not be able to load the ISO and use the install.wim file.
If you use a 256GB partition, you must ensure all files are before 128GB, but this is very hard to do because the NTFS filesystem will always use the unused clusters first. So once you have filled the partition with over 128GB of files - even if you delete 120GB afterwards - the NTFS filesystem will put the next file you copy past 128GB on the drive.
Hence I recommend making a 128GB first partition because then you know the files will not go past the 128GB point.