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Windows 7: Question about System Reserved Drive

19 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Question about System Reserved Drive

First off let me apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

after a Fresh Install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2day i saw that i have a 90 mb drive called System Reserved em i able to remove/delete it??

and also what is it for cuz it says liek 60 mb of it is used but nothing is in the folder

Thanks

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19 Jan 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post
First off let me apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

after a Fresh Install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2day i saw that i have a 90 mb drive called System Reserved em i able to remove/delete it??

and also what is it for cuz it says liek 60 mb of it is used but nothing is in the folder

Thanks
It is a small partition used by the system for the boot loader and other files. You need it dont delete.
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19 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post
First off let me apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

after a Fresh Install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2day i saw that i have a 90 mb drive called System Reserved em i able to remove/delete it??

and also what is it for cuz it says liek 60 mb of it is used but nothing is in the folder

Thanks
It is a small partition used by the system for the boot loader and other files. You need it dont delete.
is there a way to hide it or anything? cuz i find it annoying having it there
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19 Jan 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post
First off let me apologize in advance if this question is in the wrong place.

after a Fresh Install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2day i saw that i have a 90 mb drive called System Reserved em i able to remove/delete it??

and also what is it for cuz it says liek 60 mb of it is used but nothing is in the folder

Thanks
It is a small partition used by the system for the boot loader and other files. You need it dont delete.
is there a way to hide it or anything? cuz i find it annoying having it there
Not half as annoying as having to re-install windows. I dont know of any way to hide it without affection its operation.
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19 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

It is a small partition used by the system for the boot loader and other files. You need it dont delete.
is there a way to hide it or anything? cuz i find it annoying having it there
Not half as annoying as having to re-install windows. I dont know of any way to hide it without affection its operation.
lol good point , ok well thanks for you insight
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19 Jan 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post

is there a way to hide it or anything? cuz i find it annoying having it there
Not half as annoying as having to re-install windows. I dont know of any way to hide it without affection its operation.
lol good point , ok well thanks for you insight
Anytime. BTW if you were to dual boot it would be 350Mb, and again critical.

Glad the BSOD is working.
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19 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

If you don't like the System Reserved Partition like I do not then there is a way to get rid of it if you are prepared to again clean install Windows 7. I have a small hard disk with a 500 gig external and its screenshot is placed below.


As you can see there is no System Reserved Partition. If you would like to go through a clean install then I can write out the procedure for you.
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19 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

System Reserved should never have a drive letter. Remove it in Disk mgmt if it does. If it has a drive letter programs can write to it and take that empty space which is used by the SysVolInfo file when you make a Windows 7 backup image.

There is no reason to bother with removing it, but the procedure if you do is to mark Windows 7 partition Active and then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Windows 7 starts on it's own and holds the System Active flags in it's own partition, you can delete the SysReserved partition and recover its space using free Partition Wizard bootable CD Resize function. Resizing on the boot sector may require running the Repairs again.
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19 Jan 2012   #9

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeldafan1993 View Post

is there a way to hide it or anything? cuz i find it annoying having it there
It is only displayed in Disk Management and or some other disk partitioning and formatting programs. If you are seeing it in Windows Explorer then you have made system changes to somehow show all drives. This could have unintended consequences. Why wouldn't you want to see all partitions when using a disk management program.
In any event you can remove it and then reinstall the OS because you removed it.
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19 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i mean i can see it when i click on my Computer it shows C driver (my main 500gb) D Drive (my Backup drive 250gb) and G System Reserved can i at least hid it in my Computer
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