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Windows 7: Need to Resize or Remove System Reserved Partition


08 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Need to Resize or Remove System Reserved Partition

Hi, I have a software Asus Express Gate which refuse to start because I don't have enough space available in my System reserved partition, (ya I know this is the reason co'z I've searched alot) so this is why I want to resize my system reserved partition which is currently on 100MB but the problem is that I don't know how but I have a Dynamic 1TB Disk, it could be basic disk but I don't want to go through all that formatting and reinstalling windows, deleting partitions and so on.

I could find a way to convert my dynamic disk to basic without loosing data , but still I think it's much risky , here's the article and software which converts dynamic disk to basic without loosing data :

TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base
Convert dynamic disks to basic in Windows XP/2000/2003/2008/Vista/Windows 7 without data loss.
Windows Server Partition Manager Software, Partition Magic Server alternative for Windows Server 2000/2003/Home Server/2008 - EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition.

but as of the first article I can't do that because maybe i'm on dynamic disk, so I can't see the option mark as active co'z it's always disabled..

Now the only option left for me is I think convert my disk to Basic, which is kinda freaks me out, but please read these out and help me I really want that software express gate to run on my system..

Windows 7 Ultimate X64.

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08 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check this WSF tutorial: Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

You can then boot into Easeus Partition Wizard to shrink your C drive and extend the system reserved partition.
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08 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4 to convert Dynamic to Basic non-destructively. It's still a free feature in that version: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live
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09 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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09 Dec 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

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09 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I gave you this link in post #2 - look at Option 4.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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09 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

well I have already purchased EASUS so I can't afford buying another one, as the link you provided says I need Professional Edition. So I think I will give EASUS a shot, but what can you think of time frame ? How much time will it take on a 1 TB disk ?
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09 Dec 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evil nemesis View Post
is it possible to run this partition wizard software from within windows 7 ?
Yes, but that method is not as problem-free, according to what I have read here. Make a bootable disk to reduce chances of complications.
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09 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evil nemesis View Post
is it possible to run this partition wizard software from within windows 7 ?
Yes, but that method is not as problem-free, according to what I have read here. Make a bootable disk to reduce chances of complications.
I agree entirely.
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09 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Gregrocker also gave you this link for the free version of the Partition Wizard ISO.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...320E3247%21215

Just burn the ISO to a blank disc and boot into it - there's no need to spend any more money.
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