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Windows 7: Please have a look @ my partition setup

18 Mar 2016   #1
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Please have a look @ my partition setup

I have a few questions regarding my HDD partitions after a recent Win7 restore. The HDD was brand new & I did not partition it prior to installing Win7. I simply followed the manufacturers restore instructions.

1) Not sure what the 1st partition (recovery partition) is? Is it the OS .ISO from the restore Cd's?
2) Is the 2nd partition the MBR? If so, why is it 200 MB? Shouldn't it be 100 MB? Does it matter?

Just wanna know if there any abnormalities here before I attempt another restore, this time on a brand new SSD. Will also attempt to partition the SSD beforehand using Minitool Partition.

Thanks!




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18 Mar 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might post a screen shot
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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18 Mar 2016   #3
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry.... I forgot to include the actual capture....DUH!
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18 Mar 2016   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

The first partition contains your recovery image which is used to do a factory restore.
Some manufacturers changed the default size of the System Reserved partition from 100MB to 200MB as the 100MB size was known to cause issues with the Windows Image backup utility (see below). I have mine set at 450MB but I keep some other tools on that partition too. MS should have never set it at 100MB in the first place. This was altered in Windows 8 to 350MB then to 500MB in Windows 10.

Please have a look @ my partition setup-windows7-backup-failed.png


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18 Mar 2016   #5
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
The first partition contains your recovery image which is used to do a factory restore.
Some manufacturers changed the default size of the System Reserved partition from 100MB to 200MB as the 100MB size was known to cause issues with the Windows Image backup utility (see below). I have mine set at 450MB but I keep some other tools on that partition too. MS should have never set it at 100MB in the first place. This was altered in Windows 8 to 350MB then to 500MB in Windows 10.

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Okay cool, that's what I 'thought' the 1st partition was. So if I create 2 Partitions on my new SSD (Say, C: and D), I can 'direct' the factory image (from my restore CD's) to D:, then install Win7 OS onto C:, go back & delete the image on D: and use D: for data, etc... correct?
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18 Mar 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe you're referring to partitioning with uefi
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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18 Mar 2016   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe you're referring to partitioning with uefi
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
Where did you see that?
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18 Mar 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I see what I see
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18 Mar 2016   #9
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I see what I see
So you can't answer a simple question?
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18 Mar 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

He's talking about creating or altering partition sizes usually created by the installer.
Although mini tool can do that fairly easily is it worth doing for less the half a gb :/

Seems better to use EasyBCD and not worry about how large it is
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

I'm sorry are we hijacking this thread
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