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Windows 7: System Reserved MBR partition designation question


10 Dec 2012   #1

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System Reserved MBR partition designation question

Is it possible to have the System Reserved MBR partition installed on to a flash drive? My goal is to have a system that is not bootable without this flash drive. I assume this may have to be done through command prompt. I have heard of this being done before but I cannot find any tutorials.

Also I am comfortable on linux distro's so if it can be done via linux command line it's not an issue.

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10 Dec 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Ezekiel.

Not quite what you're looking for, but this utility will let you password protect the computer using a flash drive. If the flash drive is removed, the computer is locked down. Insert the flash drive and computer will unlock.

How To Lock Windows Using USB Flash Drives

Create an USB key to lock and unlock Windows 7 to enhance security
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10 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ezekielstyles View Post
Is it possible to have the System Reserved MBR partition installed on to a flash drive? My goal is to have a system that is not bootable without this flash drive. I assume this may have to be done through command prompt. I have heard of this being done before but I cannot find any tutorials.

Also I am comfortable on linux distro's so if it can be done via linux command line it's not an issue.
You could use a password.
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10 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you marsmimar. If I can't figure out how to do this I might take that route
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