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Windows 7: Windows 7 created an extra 200MB partition


11 Nov 2009   #1

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?

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11 Nov 2009   #2

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.
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11 Nov 2009   #3

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.
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11 Nov 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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

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
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11 Nov 2009   #6
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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 Windows 7 partition active, deleting 100mb part. and running Startup Repair 3 times to rewrite the MBR.
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