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Windows 7: Boot files installed on C not system reserved?

26 Aug 2011   #1
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Boot files installed on C not system reserved?

Boot files etc have installed on C and not system reserved, why?

Is it because I increased the size of the system reserved and then (maybe I) left the larger partition highlighted by mistake?

I used Windows own install disk to format etc.





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26 Aug 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Lol, boot files are very much on the system reserved. In windows terminology, the partition marked "System" is the one that holds the boot files, while the partition marked "Boot" holds the OS files.
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26 Aug 2011   #3
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Lol, boot files are very much on the system reserved. In windows terminology, the partition marked "System" is the one that holds the boot files, while the partition marked "Boot" holds the OS files.
I know that, lol.

I want to know why it happened?
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26 Aug 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What happened what? Your boot files are on the System reserved partition. Whats the problem?
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26 Aug 2011   #5
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
What happened what? Your boot files are on the System reserved partition. Whats the problem?
My boot files are on "C", not system reserved?
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26 Aug 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
What happened what? Your boot files are on the System reserved partition. Whats the problem?
My boot files are on "C", not system reserved?
Stonebear, my friend, look at the snipshot you posted. Under the "System Reserved label", it says "System....". That means your boot files are located on the System Reserved partition. Do you want to move them to C: drive?
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26 Aug 2011   #7
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonebear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
What happened what? Your boot files are on the System reserved partition. Whats the problem?
My boot files are on "C", not system reserved?
Stonebear, my friend, look at the snipshot you posted. Under the "System Reserved label", it says "System....". That means your boot files are located on the System Reserved partition. Do you want to move them to C: drive?
So it really is OK? I looked at "C" and saw "boot" and thought it meant boot files like MBR and such, perhaps I should have given myself more time to wake up before doing this install, lol.

Thanks Bill!
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26 Aug 2011   #8
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I feel like an idiot now - but a happy one.
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26 Aug 2011   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No problemo!
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26 Aug 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello stonebear.


There is nothing wrong with that SysResv being larger than the default 100MB in fact that's an advantage if using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore and BitLocker programs.

As Bill has said, the "Boot" flag is just an indication of the OS that is 'booted' into, in a dual/multi boot that makes it very easy to identify which OS is running, have a look ay this snip below to see what I mean.
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