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Windows 7: Tested my USB install for Windows 7 and now..


14 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 
Tested my USB install for Windows 7 and now..

.. and extra partition was been created.

I accessed the setup and windows started to create temporary files. Upon exiting setup, my Computer now detects my two hard drives, and an additional System Reserved Partition on my main C: Drive.

Can this be safely deleted or hidden?

Thanks!

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14 Jun 2014   #2
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You say you were testing the Windows 7 bootable USB installation media and are concerned it created a System Reserved partition on your second drive? This could not have happened unless you created a new partition on a blank drive with the installer. Just loading files and looking at the drives before bailing out of the install will change nothing at all unless you performed something else.


But to be sure post back a screenshot of Disk Mgmt and tell us what you think is different after you did this: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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14 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You say you were testing the Windows 7 bootable USB installation media and are concerned it created a System Reserved partition on your second drive? This could not have happened unless you created a new partition on a blank drive with the installer. Just loading files and looking at the drives before bailing out of the install will change nothing at all unless you performed something else.


But to be sure post back a screenshot of Disk Mgmt and tell us what you think is different after you did this: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Thank you,

This is how disk management looks like, which to me is normal I believe.
But on the Computer section, it shows 3 "hard drives" two are physical and have always been there, but the third one appeared after I ran the windows 7 set up test.


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14 Jun 2014   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

System reserved was given a letter and it normally doesn't have one, that's why it looks different.

You can just remove the letter, it is safe and easy to do,

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