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

26 Oct 2009   #1
mowerman

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
 
 
What's that little partition for in W7?

What does that little 100MB partition in front of my C: partition do? Can it be eliminated? If so, how?




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26 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
What does that little 100MB partition in front of my C: partition do? Can it be eliminated? If so, how?
Mowerman

Its a partition that the win 7 installer sets up to decompress files, store temp items, etc. Its actually a g ood idea for a bunch of reasons but it can be removed.


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26 Oct 2009   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

The 100 MB system partition is used primarily as BitLocker partition for BitLocker encryption. Additionally, it also holds the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and boot files with boot manager for booting up the computer for troubleshooting when there is no Windows 7 installation DVD disc on hand.
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26 Oct 2009   #4
mowerman

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
 
 

If I would want to remove it how would I go about doing that?
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26 Oct 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Why do you want to remove it? Until you have a good reason I am going to recommend that you leave it alone.
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26 Oct 2009   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Just right click it and delete
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26 Oct 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Just right click it and delete
lol
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26 Oct 2009   #8
mowerman

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
 
 

Thanks guys
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26 Oct 2009   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

As Tw33k said, there is no reason to remove it, and lots of reasons not to. Just pretend it's not there and let it do it's thing.
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26 Oct 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
As Tw33k said, there is no reason to remove it.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
Just right click it and delete
I suppose tw33k was joking. Because Windows will not let you delete it (it's required to boot)
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