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Windows 7: Renaming 'System Reserved' Partition?

14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Renaming 'System Reserved' Partition?

Is it possible to safely rename the 'System Reserved' partition?
The only reason I ask is because I use a triple boot Chameleon setup, and it is annoying that I have to select 'System Reserved' to boot into Windows 7. (Trivial, I know, but irritating!)
Windows won't boot from the 'Windows' partition - just get the usual 'BOOTMGR is missing message'.
Is it possible to remove the 'System Reserved' partition, and boot from the Windows partition?

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14 Mar 2010   #2

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Load SYSTEM DISK and Repair.
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Load SYSTEM DISK and Repair.
For doing what?

'System Reserved' is an internal name for the partition, I think you cannot rename it.
Maybe you can rename the text displayed by Chameleon...
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

So, is it possible to remove this partition and make the Windows partition the bootable one?
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14 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

I've never tried it. I could try it in a virtual machine. I'll say you if it is possible.
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14 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks.
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14 Mar 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello imacken


You may be able to mark the OS partition you want to boot as active (make it the system partition) and then run repair install though you may/will need to run the repair at least 3 times to complete the process. Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


Startup Repair
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14 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. Is it possible to screw everything up by trying this out, or is it quite safe?
What about EasyBCD? Could that be used?
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14 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i would imagine that all you need to do is mark windows partition as active, delete the system partition then run system repair 3 times... but i havent tried it, ill give it a go on a VM a bit later on once my backup has finished
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14 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Is it possible to safely rename the 'System Reserved' partition?
I'm not sure.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Is it possible to remove the 'System Reserved' partition, and boot from the Windows partition?
From what I've read on here, I'm going to say you're best bet is to leave it alone.
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