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Windows 7: Reducing reserved partition volume on local drive

08 Oct 2016   #1
HatchetHead

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reducing reserved partition volume on local drive

Recently I had a pc I was working on that worked very slowly or to the point of nothing responding that was very infected over 1400 detections of various virus's ,a bot and lots of other pup. I removed all threats and then went to manage the drive. 250GB hdd with 2 partitions. healthy partion with 148GB but also a reserved partition at 100GB. The partition was created during OS install. Why is it so large and can I reduce the volume without any isssues?


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08 Oct 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Its normally 100 mg are you sure its gigs?
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09 Oct 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s 100 MB, not 100 GB, and no don`t touch it, leave it alone.

Post a Disk Management shot if you`d like.
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09 Oct 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If anything you could use easy bcd to copy it to the C partition
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Otherwise yea leave it alone or clean install and format the disk and don't create a partition for windows to be installed on and you won't end up with the 100mb system reserved at all.
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10 Oct 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If I use this on the entire disk I don't get a system reserved partition
Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the letter that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
Also if there is no other disk connected.

Then I simply split the disk in half with disk management after the install.
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11 Oct 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you found 1400 infections on a PC, you should reinstall windows. Even IF you think you removed everything.

Until you post a shot of Disk Management we will never truly know what`s going on.
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11 Oct 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no idea how one goes about getting 1400 infections.

If it was a computer I had to fix I would do a Clean Install.
Then I would choose the security programs needed. No AVG.
Then I would try to explain to the user of the computer some good practices that should be used to give them a better chance of staying away from more infections.
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