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07 Oct 2012   #11
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
I'd like to have the 100 MB system reserved partition on my new installation. I see on the Clean Install tutorial that it will be installed by default if the whole disk is wiped.

I have an E: partition now that I want to remain intact. Does that rule out the possiblity of getting the System Reserved partition on the new install?
If so, can I get it to re-use the existing System Reserved partition?

Thanks
It seems like you are confusing the 100 MB partition which boots your computer with the Partition that you can restore your system to the way it was when it came out of the box. They are two different things.


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07 Oct 2012   #12
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know the difference there.
Where I seem to be mistaken was in believing that the 100MB partition is necessary in order to have the Repair My Computer option in the F8 Advanced Boot options menu.
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09 Oct 2012   #13
Vincenzo

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So I deleted all the partitions, installed Win 7 to the unallocated space, and it created the System Reserved partition. All is well now, thanks for the help.
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