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Windows 7: What's that little partition for in W7?

26 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

It CAN be removed, but there is no reason to.

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26 Oct 2009   #12

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
It CAN be removed, but there is no reason to.
Of course it can, but not by simply right-clicking and deleting it within Disk Management...

I was the one who said leave it alone.
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26 Oct 2009   #13


Whoa i didn't know why that was there ether but now that i think about it it is a very good idea. They should have had this in older versions of windows to :P
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26 Oct 2009   #14

XP, Seven, 2008R2

You could do it in older versions of Windows...manually. But it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to.
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26 Oct 2009   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit

I believe that is put there if you install Windows 7 to a partition that hasn't been formatted or doesn't have a drive letter.
I formatted my unallocated partition before installing Windows 7 and don't have that lost 100MB.
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26 Oct 2009   #16

XP, Seven, 2008R2

That's right Joan. If you pre-format the hard disk before you install Windows, the 100MB partition will not be created.
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26 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

For Windows 7 users who do not intend to use BitLocker, the 100 MB partition can be removed subsequently and easily in Disk Management, the built-in partition manager of Windows 7.
source: Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7 My Digital Life

If I mislead the OP then I'm sorry. As this partition was never made on my system my information came from third parties.

Having said that, I don't know why people are bothered with it. It's only 100mb it's not as though it's filling the hard drive.
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06 Nov 2009   #18

7 Pro x86

I decided to delete the 100Mb partition using partition manager.
The laptop would no longer boot up at all.I had to do start up repair from disc to get the OS working again.
So I recommend leaving it alone.
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06 Nov 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

mowerman, what is your version of Win 7 exactly? I don't have such a partition and I've never heard of it...
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07 Nov 2009   #20

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexium View Post
mowerman, what is your version of Win 7 exactly? I don't have such a partition and I've never heard of it...

W7 Ultimate 64 bit
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 What's that little partition for in W7?

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