Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System Reserved Partition????

17 Sep 2009   #1
mowerman

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
 
 
System Reserved Partition????

What is it used for?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
What is it used for?
system files including boot manager and the files needed to start windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2009   #3
mowerman

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
 
 

But why did MS make it a separate partition?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


17 Sep 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

For BitLocker, if you wanted to use that. From my understanding, only Ultimate makes that partition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Im not sure but i believe during install win 7 needs a partition to expand files in. Its made during install and I have removed it.

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

The 100MB system/boot partition will be available for Ultimate, Business and Enterprise editions. Also, in addition to being used for BitLocker encryption, it holds the Recovery environment (WinRE) and boot files.

On a fresh installation of Windows 7, the installer will create the Bitlocker partition. If you do not intend to use Bitlocker, this partition can be subsequently removed.

On machines that have other existing partitions, the Bitlocker partition will not be created.

It is not needed to expand files during installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2009   #7
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have win 7 64 bit RTM professional version from msdn. i have the 100mb system reserved partition.

Are you guys saying it's safe to delete? Or is it needed to actually boot windows?

thanks


Attached Thumbnails
-disk.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2009   #8
Antman

 

It can be used to boot Windows in the absence of the install DVD (or other install medium).

It is as safe to delete as you are confident that you do not need it. If you need 100MB badly enough, or need the partition space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2009   #9
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It can be used to boot Windows in the absence of the install DVD (or other install medium).

It is as safe to delete as you are confident that you do not need it. If you need 100MB badly enough, or need the partition space.
Im gonna delete it, I think it's part of the reason I can't use Windows BAckup to create a system image, since there is only 30mb free of the 100mb. I keep getting a disc space error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2009   #10
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You won't be able to delete it anyways. Nor is it the reason why Windows Backup is not working.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System Reserved Partition????




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Clean install wont partition Disk 0 with system reserved partition
Trying to do a clean install and my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 seems to have an aversion to putting the system reserved partion on disk 0. My HP notebook has two identical disk drives. If I boot up the windows install with both drives unallocated and do a custom install, the window where i select...
Installation & Setup
System Reserved Partition
Hi, From two days, i have tried to install windows 7 again but i did not know that system reserved partition was important so i delete it, then i saw all of my hard disk become an unallocated. i search online and found that maybe partition table deleted with this problem but the data didn't...
General Discussion
System Reserved 100 MB partition
What is System Reserved 100 MB and what we can do with this?
General Discussion
System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive
Current Master Drive (C:) : OCZ-VERT EX2 SCSI (my SATA Drive) - 60 GB Current Slave Drive (D:) : WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA - 1 TB My computer used to have a boot file set on my slave drive, but OS installed on my master. So i eventually reformatted it so that my boot AND OS was installed on my...
General Discussion
Remove System Reserved Partition+Partition Wizard
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...
Backup and Restore
System Reserved Partition
Hello, I intall W7 RTM on 2 computers. On the first the installation process is normal ... it intalls like Vista. But, at the secound computer the installation process have created a new partition, the name is System Reserved and the size is 100MB. Why in the first PC the System Reserved...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App