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Windows 7: win 7 system reserved

06 Mar 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
win 7 system reserved

Is there any trick to increase the size of system reserved in win 7?


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06 Mar 2010   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Is there any trick to increase the size of system reserved in win 7?
The system reserved partition is used by WIndows for recovery. It is created and managed by the OS, and you cannot add or delete files from it, nor can you expand it.

Why are you looking to expand it?
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06 Mar 2010   #3
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

There isn't a way to expand it because directly to the right of the reserved partition is your operating system partition. It is possible to expand it, only if you delete your os partition and use the new space for that reserved one. Why you would want to do this.... I dunno. But good luck...
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06 Mar 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Is there any trick to increase the size of system reserved in win 7?
May I please ask you why are you trying to do it ? I have seen a lot of people wanting to get rid of the system reserved partition ; but , frankly speaking, you are the first person in my notice who want to expand it.

Windows 7 puts its boot information in this partition. You cannot see it in your explorer, because there is no drive letter assigned with it. You can see it in your Disk Management.

There is a software named EasyBCD that can put and/or delete the boot information of other OSs in that 100 (or sometimes 200) MB partition, and usually there is no alternative way to access it. Better you let it stay in peace.
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06 Mar 2010   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

The full story is...
I tried to create a system image....read this>---> http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/68745-0x80780119-error.html
So i starrted to look what was the problem....
And i found this....
Windows need to have 40mb size system reserved for backup,but my system reserved is only 32mb because i installed bitdefender (this is bitdefender issue and i will contact the company)anyway...
Thats why i will like to increase the size of my system reserved if that possible.
For now i use norton ghost but i prefer windows backup.
Btw is there any trick to completely remove system reserved?
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06 Mar 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

"Windows need to have 40mb size system reserved for backup,but my system reserved is only 32mb" ------
not clear. The system reserved partition is usually of 100 mb, and out of which 32 mb is merely used. the rest remains unused.

If you want to have a backup, you may Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup , hope the system reserved or anything will not come in your way.

Btw, you may read this : How to Delete Windows 7 System Reserved Partition | BizzNtech ; but hope you will not apply that trick
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06 Mar 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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06 Mar 2010   #8
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
The full story is...
I tried to create a system image....read this>---> http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/68745-0x80780119-error.html
So i starrted to look what was the problem....
And i found this....
Windows need to have 40mb size system reserved for backup,but my system reserved is only 32mb because i installed bitdefender (this is bitdefender issue and i will contact the company)anyway...
Thats why i will like to increase the size of my system reserved if that possible.
For now i use norton ghost but i prefer windows backup.
Btw is there any trick to completely remove system reserved?
Hello panais;

The simple answer is the "System Reserved" partition is not a necessity. You can do without it.

However, in your quote above, I believe you are confusing MB to GB. The "Reserved Partition" is only 100MB in size, that is only 0.10GB. You need 20 to 30 times that to give you the room to create your backup and image, so removing the "System Reserved" partition is not going to help you there at all.

If you would do as theog suggested and post a screen shot of your drive map, perhaps we can suggest a way to give you the room for your image?

Cheers!
Robert
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06 Mar 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
The full story is...
I tried to create a system image....read this>---> http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/68745-0x80780119-error.html
So i starrted to look what was the problem....
And i found this....
Windows need to have 40mb size system reserved for backup,but my system reserved is only 32mb because i installed bitdefender (this is bitdefender issue and i will contact the company)anyway...
Thats why i will like to increase the size of my system reserved if that possible.
For now i use norton ghost but i prefer windows backup.
Btw is there any trick to completely remove system reserved?
If you have Norton Ghost, use it. It beats the Windows imaging hands down. I only use Ghost (on Vista) and free Macrium on Win7. I have seen people with too many problems using the Windows imaging so I prefer not to use it. Just scroll the forums and you will find what I am talking about. Windows imaging is not yet ready for prima time - nor is Windows file backup. Too much hassle.
I know I will get some fan mail because some people use it successfully. But there are always exceptions.
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06 Mar 2010   #10
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
The full story is...
I tried to create a system image....read this>---> http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/68745-0x80780119-error.html
So i starrted to look what was the problem....
And i found this....
Windows need to have 40mb size system reserved for backup,but my system reserved is only 32mb because i installed bitdefender (this is bitdefender issue and i will contact the company)anyway...
Thats why i will like to increase the size of my system reserved if that possible.
For now i use norton ghost but i prefer windows backup.
Btw is there any trick to completely remove system reserved?
If you have Norton Ghost, use it. It beats the Windows imaging hands down. I only use Ghost (on Vista) and free Macrium on Win7. I have seen people with too many problems using the Windows imaging so I prefer not to use it. Just scroll the forums and you will find what I am talking about. Windows imaging is not yet ready for prima time - nor is Windows file backup. Too much hassle.
I know I will get some fan mail because some people use it successfully. But there are always exceptions.
Is there any trick to restore/recover using Norton Ghost Without the CD?
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