Quote: Originally Posted by irate pacifist
without going into a lot of details i have a need to install win 7 again. what i want to do is shrink my current c partition and install a clean copy of 7 in the new partition. this way i can just take my time building it back up before deleting my current c. what i would like to do is get rid of the system reserve partition. i know i have installed 7 without getting this in the past, what i cannot seem to understand is why i got it on my current install. i just could not seem to opt out of it during the drive selection part of the install. i figure that before i shrink my partition i will need to get rid of the system reserve partition. so lets start there.
Its the part that has bitlocker encryption etc (the 100mb partiton) and is usally hidden,if your using ultimate it was always there
As for needing to remove it to shrink the partiton,you dont have to.
Just shrink the partiton.Format the empty space as NTFS and primary and active.That will give oyu the partiton needed to install the new version of the OS.