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Windows 7: Windows 8.1 System Reserved space

16 Oct 2013   #1
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 8.1 System Reserved space

I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64. I'm going to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 soon. My current capacity of System Reserved partition is 100MB. Will it be enough for Win 8.1 or will I have to delete that partition and merge it with C drive so that Windows 8.1 can create a System Reserved space as it wants?


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16 Oct 2013   #2
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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16 Oct 2013   #3
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
I'm asking about 8.1 mate. Not 8.
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16 Oct 2013   #4
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ - Microsoft Windows

What are the system requirements for Windows 8.1 Preview?

Windows 8.1 Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 8:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
John
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16 Oct 2013   #5
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ - Microsoft Windows

What are the system requirements for Windows 8.1 Preview?

Windows 8.1 Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 8:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
John
Thanks. But I'm not asking about 8.1 system requirements. I'm asking about how to deal with 7's System Reserved partition of 100MB.
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16 Oct 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Nisha now two things I need to know is 1. do you want to make this a dual boot machine?? 2. Did the machine come with 8 8.1 already on it?
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16 Oct 2013   #7
nishadrox

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No. I want to clean install Win 8.1 x64 only. It came with Win 7 x64.
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16 Oct 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well mate I see you started another thread and well that is very confusing to be honest and not really the thing to do.

But personally I would have wiped the drive got an OEM of that 8.1 you wanted and just installed but heck you have got some answers in the other thread now. Why didn't you start in the 8 forum??
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16 Oct 2013   #9
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

A 'fresh install' consists of formatting the disk and if you're uncertain on the installation procedure, delete* the (old) System Reserved Partitions along with the Windows 7 partitions and click new. It will generate the partitions automatically and there shouldn't be any reason to adjust the size of the System Reserved Partition as it calculates how large it needs to be itself.

(* Deleting the partitions will result in your data being illegible. I'm sure you're fully aware of this but I say this as a precautionary measure and not an insult.)

If still uncetain view this tutorial: Windows 7 Fresh Install. (It's the same as the Windows 8 installer.)
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16 Oct 2013   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install - Windows 8
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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