Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 created an extra 200MB partition

11 Nov 2009   #1
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows 7 created an extra 200MB partition

I have no idea what that partition is for, but why are people up in arms about it. Who cares?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Nov 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

This partition contains boot files. BTW, its of 100 MB unless you are using an RTM version of Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2009   #3
Cluent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
This partition contains boot files. BTW, its of 100 MB unless you are using an RTM version of Windows 7.
You're right, it is 100MB, but I am using RTM version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Nov 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yes its created by Windows 7 to ensure that all Windows feature work correctly and Windows boots up fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2009   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you don't want it or never plan to use Bitlocker you can use this method. It's up to you. It will not hurt anything. I alway install without it.

Install without 100MB partition new drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2009   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It not only contains the boot files, but makes the same Repair Console found on the Installer/Repair Disk available at F8 during bootup, plus will automate Startup Repair, Windows Memory and other diagnostics upon system failure.

So it is useful and not worth getting rid of, although I believe you can do so by marking Win7 partition active, deleting 100mb part. and running Startup Repair 3 times to rewrite the MBR.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 created an extra 200MB partition




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Besides my 2 usable partition, Windows created two more. Can I delete?
Hello. I wanted to have 2 partitions in my system. I have a 1TB HDD with: C: 300 GB - Windows here E: 640 GB ...but I also have two more (that appear in disk management) 1. 1 GB unnamed: Healthy, OEM Partition 2. 1 GB unnamed: healthy system active primary partition
General Discussion
Extra System drive created during install, how to delete?
I have just reinstalled Win7 Pro 64 bit on my new SSD disc which has 2 partitions, C containing the operating system, and D where I have my documents located. In addition I have another disc, E, which I use to save backups on, and a third disc with my F drive for storing pictures. Somehow, when...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 200Mb partition
Hi All I tried installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 and crashed my boot process. I think I may have over written on the 200 MB boot partition. Whichever recovery method I try, it does not show me any partitions of the disk. How do I recreate that 200MB partition on to my HD? I need to...
Installation & Setup
XP Dual Boot issue - 200mb System Partition
My Lenovo y450 notebook came with Win7 Premium x64 installed. I set it up to Dual Boot with XP Pro. I used EasyBCD and everything went rather smoothly. My issue is that XP recognized the 200mb System partition (created by the factory install of win7) as the C partition. This causes issues when...
Installation & Setup
200mb partition?
I had Windows 7 beta 7000 on C partition,and of course,extra partition 200mb big.After that I messed up something,wasn't able to boot from that partition and because of that I installed Windows 7 again but on D partition,and without formatting that C partition or that new created 200mb big...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 200MB Partition
Hello all....:) I wanted to start a dialog about this but I didn't want to do it in other people's threads. Not to mention; having one place to figure this out. I would like to know if this will affect how many "Primary Partition(s)" as opposed to "Extended Partition / Logical...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App