When I restore from an image there's only 31% free on the System Reserved Partition.
I have to wait about 30 minutes or longer and then there is 63% free, then I can create an image.
I want to continue to use the Win 7 backup utility because it's very reliable on my computer.
I've got a systen repair disc and the Partition Wizard Bootable CD.
I want to make sure I get this right before I do anything.
What do I do first, second, third & etc.?
There is an easier-to-use graphical interface to do all of this using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. BareFootKid just wrote up a tutorial about using it to remove the 100mb Sys Reserved partition:
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
Using it might be easier for you to delete 100mb and also resize Windows 7 into the deleted 100mb HD space at the same time. Windows 7 Forums - View Single Post - Backup Error code: 0x81000019
I found the information above from this older post> Backup Error code: 0x81000019 - Windows 7 Forums
The Disk 1 labled ExHD (D) below is an internal hard drive for my back ups.
The main question is how do I make the System Reserved Partition bigger? Delete & recreate, if so what steps do I take first, second & so on?
I don't want to mess up!