Thanks for the clarification, Greg. I really thought that what I was doing was alright so I did not come here first. The System Reserved Partition was created during the vendor's installation and I perhaps wrongly thought that it had no link with my clean install on a formatted drive.
Could you please clarify one more thing. Why and how did the System Reserved Partition get created at all in the first place when the vendor installed Win 7 Pro? It is not there on my Desktop and now on my daughter's Laptop.
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So now I think that whenever one gets the message of "Bootmgr not found" one should just clean up everything and reinstall the OS like I did. I am still wondering what was inside the deleted partition "System Reserved" that caused all the mess in the first place.
Deleting the System Reserved boot partition might make Windows 7 fail to boot? Ya think?
Did you notice that it said System and Active on that partition? If not then you shouldn't be "cleaning up" partitions after installation, then coming here afterwards (instead of in advance to ask) to report that the solution is reinstalling Windows 7.