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Windows 7: System Reserved - Changing partition type ID to 0x27

23 Aug 2011   #1
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
System Reserved - Changing partition type ID to 0x27

I was reading in the Technet library about the system reserved partition and how it should be set to partition type id 0x27. Would I be able to do this after windows installation?
I have extended the partition to 300mb instead of the usual 100mb. It is currently type 0x7 NTFS (Unmounted).
I have been using Minitool Partition Wizard to handle my partitions and I can set the ID type with that.
Would there be any benefit to changing it? And would it have any impact on the system if I did change it?
I'd be grateful of any advice. Thanks


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24 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.


I have no advise for you but a comment; it ain't broke don't fix it.
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24 Aug 2011   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Haha, I take your point.
I do have a habit of tweaking things which probably shouldn't be tweaked. I'll leave it alone!

Thanks for the advice/comment
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24 Aug 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you back mate, if you need anything else just ask!
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24 Aug 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

NO problems with a hidden partition.

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24 Aug 2011   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh wow thanks for that theog! Just wondering, how did you change yours? Can it be done after windows installation too?
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24 Aug 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Yes, you can do it after install.
I use Paragon paid for.
Screenshot done on a USB.

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25 Aug 2011   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice Theog, that does look like a great piece of software!
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25 Aug 2011   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Burdus,
I use DiskPart which is free and part of Windows 7.

However, I strongly agree with the advice from BareFoot--If it works, don't fix it.
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