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Windows 7: System Reserved Drive ... How to get rid of it safely ???

04 Sep 2014   #1
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System Reserved Drive ... How to get rid of it safely ???

Hello all I am a noob at diskpart, rebuilding MBR and such other stuff.

I have read the forums but I find the other guides a bit technical can someone please help me out as I want to delete the system reserved drive being shown in the computer (see screenshot below)



The second screenshot shows the contents of the drive



Can someone please tell me how can I get rid of this safely without formatting my C drive as I want to hook u p a new drive and want to assign the Drive B to it ... please I would like someone to explain it to me in non technical language not do this to MBR or open Diskpart etc etc as the other thread say.

Thank you in advance.


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04 Sep 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.
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04 Sep 2014   #3
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Holy storage batman!
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04 Sep 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t mess with it, it`s only 100 MBs, remove the letter and leave it alone.

I`d concentrate on organizing your hard drives, what a mess, how do you know what`s what with all the unlabeled partitions/drives
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04 Sep 2014   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
Holy storage batman!
Yes,
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04 Sep 2014   #6
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.
Are you sure if I remove the Drive letter would my computer boot normally

I am just being careful and don't want to face any problem with my computer not booting as I removed the System reserved partition.
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04 Sep 2014   #7
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Don`t mess with it, it`s only 100 MBs, remove the letter and leave it alone.

I`d concentrate on organizing your hard drives, what a mess, how do you know what`s what with all the unlabeled partitions/drives
It a mess for you not for me I know whats what and where is what chk the screenshot below



This drive only has music all are properly labelled and in alphabetic order this is a 3 TB Drive BTW

Hence same is for the other drives that I have plus i use a kickass software called supercat for cataloguing all my drives and it finds the file i want in seconds
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04 Sep 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Drive letter or no drive letter does not make any difference regarding the boot capability. The MBR does not point to it by letter. It uses the physical address.

But you cannot remove the partition itself. Then it will not boot.
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04 Sep 2014   #9
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Drive letter or no drive letter does not make any difference regarding the boot capability. The MBR does not point to it by letter. It uses the physical address.

But you cannot remove the partition itself. Then it will not boot.
I just wanted to be sure that I could remove the drive letter assignment without causing any problems.... I don't need to remove the partition... just the drive letter so will it be safe if i use Disk Management and only unassign the drive letter. The 100 Mb's can stay the way they are I will not touch em.
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04 Sep 2014   #10
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kufr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Drive letter or no drive letter does not make any difference regarding the boot capability. The MBR does not point to it by letter. It uses the physical address.

But you cannot remove the partition itself. Then it will not boot.
I just wanted to be sure that I could remove the drive letter assignment without causing any problems.... I don't need to remove the partition... just the drive letter so will it be safe if i use Disk Management and only unassign the drive letter. The 100 Mb's can stay the way they are I will not touch em.
Yes it is okay to remove the drive letter.
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