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Windows 7: Performing a Clean Install Gets Rid of the System Reserved Partition

10 Jul 2015   #1
Moby

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
 
 
Performing a Clean Install Gets Rid of the System Reserved Partition

I performed a clean install (windows 7 SP1, 64 bit) in order to move my system recovery 100mb partition to my SSD, because I had my HDD connected when I carried out my first install. I did this with the HDD unplugged, but now my computer boots up correctly with no system reserved partition on C.

Any help appreciated!


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10 Jul 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s because you must have had a pre defined partition for windows.

You do not need a system reserved partition. (It`s not called a system recovery partition)
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10 Jul 2015   #3
Moby

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your response. I was just worried because I read somewhere that it's necessary to boot windows (but this isn't the case for me)

Can I now safely Remove it from my HDD ? (Could I have removed it without doing a clean install?)
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10 Jul 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, as long as the ssd boots on it`s own.

And yes, we could have helped you get the ssd booting on it`s own without re installing.

But, it`s water under the bridge
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11 Jul 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

If the SSD boots without System Reserved then there was no reason to reinstall it. It doesn't matter whether you have one or not as long as Win7 boots.

If Win7 won't boot when the hard drive is disconnected, then plug it back in and provide a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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11 Jul 2015   #6
Moby

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the advice. Unfortunately I've already done a clean install, and right now I'm transferring all my old files back :/ oh well, at least I've learnt an important lesson
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11 Jul 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

We should still see the screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
as in more than half of all cases there is something wrong.

Other tips here for getting and keeping a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 include the tools and methods which work best for Win7. Over 1.5 million consumers have used the tutorial without a single complaint - they have the best installs of Win7 in the world.
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11 Jul 2015   #8
Moby

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
 
 

What could still be wrong?
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11 Jul 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

The configuration. We read Disk Mgmt like a doctor reads X-rays. Do you want to know if it's correct now?
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11 Jul 2015   #10
Moby

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
 
 

Haha ok. Here it is (screenshot attached)

I'm just dreading having to do another install


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