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Windows 7: System Reserved Partition????


17 Sep 2009   #1

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

What is it used for?

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17 Sep 2009   #2

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
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17 Sep 2009   #3

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
 
 

But why did MS make it a separate partition?
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17 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

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

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
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17 Sep 2009   #6

 

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.
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17 Sep 2009   #7

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?

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17 Sep 2009   #8

 

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.
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18 Sep 2009   #9

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.
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18 Sep 2009   #10

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.
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