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Windows 7: What is x:(boot) drive?

23 Oct 2009   #1
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 
What is x:(boot) drive?

I guess it's a kind of PE?
Even if I've uninstalled 7 it's still there.is the uninstallation incomplete?
And,where does it reside in my hdd?How can I delete it?
Thanks.


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23 Oct 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Would you be talking about the 100MB System Partition made at Setup?
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23 Oct 2009   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You are not meant to see the System Reserve partition and it has not drive letters assigned to it. He must be talking about something else.
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23 Oct 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
I guess it's a kind of PE?
Even if I've uninstalled 7 it's still there.is the uninstallation incomplete?
And,where does it reside in my hdd?How can I delete it?
Thanks.
If you don't intend to use bitlocker, you can remove the partition in computer management
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23 Oct 2009   #5
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

No,I can't see the partition in xp setup,xp,or third party software.but when I load the Norton Ghost Environment,it has the win7 font and background.
The Ghost shows 3 local disk,a dvd,and a x: (boot).It seems it's not just loaded into the ram.Should be somewhere in my hdd.
So I feel confused.
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23 Oct 2009   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
No,I can't see the partition in xp setup,xp,or third party software.but when I load the Norton Ghost Environment,it has the win7 font and background.
The Ghost shows 3 local disk,a dvd,and a x: (boot).It seems it's not just loaded into the ram.Should be somewhere in my hdd.
So I feel confused.
Is it 100mb in size?
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23 Oct 2009   #7
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

Is it 100mb in size?

No.
It's about 30mb.
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23 Oct 2009   #8
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

Is it 100mb in size?

No.
It's about 30mb.
Then I don't know what that is
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23 Oct 2009   #9
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

If it's 100mb then I know it's the system reserved one.But now I feel strange.
Thank you for replying.
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24 Oct 2009   #10
justi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 rtm
 
 

If I install 7 again would it cause an error?
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