Installation :: Upgrade System Partition Message

Aug 1, 2015

When I try to upgrade my Dell XPS 15 running Win 8.1 to Win 10 I get a message "we couldn't update the system reserved partition", I only have an EFI system partition, not the 100MB DATA partition I've read about.

I've attached my disk management layout.

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