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Windows 7: System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

12 Mar 2011   #20
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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Thanks BFK, i quick-looked already those.
Now i'll go read that carefully, and make up my mind, after!

Thank for the input!

You're welcome, if you decide you want to do it I will be glad to assist you, just let me know.
Thanks, that should be alright...I'm gonna try here the appropriate:
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

"Method Two", Nice...


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12 Mar 2011   #21
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Hello.


May I ask you a few questions first?


1) Do you have a set of factory recovery disks?
No

2) Is it a factory installation of Windows 7?
No. Last week I reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium using a retail disk and the key on the bottom of my laptop

3) Have you altered the partition structure?
After installing Windows 7, no. I have before though, that was before I reinstalled Windows 7

4) Do you have actual Windows 7 installation media?
Yes, a Retail DVD of Windows 7

I believe you could trim down the size of the 'recovery' partition and create an actual System Reserved partition in its place.
I know that can't be a recovery partition from Toshiba, because I already had a 10 GB partition labeled "Recovery", but after I messed with the partition layout (I installed Ubuntu), it was no longer useful and when I reinstalled Windows 7, I took off that partition and formatted the partition that Windows 7 was installed and reinstalled it in that same partition.
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12 Mar 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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I know that can't be a recovery partition from Toshiba, because I already had a 10 GB partition labeled "Recovery", but after I messed with the partition layout (I installed Ubuntu), it was no longer useful and when I reinstalled Windows 7, I took off that partition and formatted the partition that Windows 7 was installed and reinstalled it in that same partition.
If you want to recover all the space on the HDD and create the SysResv at the suggested 200MB, have a look at this information, it would be more useful to do it this way after you have made back-ups of any data you need to save.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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12 Mar 2011   #23
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
If you want to recover all the space on the HDD and create the SysResv at the suggested 200MB, have a look at this information, it would be more useful to do it this way after you have made back-ups of any data you need to save.




After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup
So I would have to reinstall Windows?
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12 Mar 2011   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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So I would have to reinstall Windows?

Only if you want to, it's your choice.

If you just want to create a 200MB System Reserved partition and make it the "System" partition; let's do this one step at a time.

First do you have a Windows 7 installation disk or a created repair disk that you can use?
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12 Mar 2011   #25
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I believe I do have a Windows 7 installation disk

Edit: Actually I don't know if I really need to create one since I have a installation disk that has the same options, right?
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12 Mar 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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I believe I do have a Windows 7 installation disk

If you have installed the Windows 7 SP 1 the installation disk you have may not work so it would be best to use Option One in this tutorial at the link below to create one that you can use if needed.

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc


Do that and post back here and then we'll go forward.
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12 Mar 2011   #27
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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I believe I do have a Windows 7 installation disk

If you have installed the Windows 7 SP 1 the installation disk you have may not work so it would be best to use Option One in this tutorial at the link below to create one that you can use if needed.

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc


Do that and post back here and then we'll go forward.

Sadly, I don't have any Blank DVDs or flash drives to create one with
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12 Mar 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

A CD would be best, I'm just concerned that if something goes wrong and you need to do a startup repair to correct boot issues that without the correct version disk you won't be able to and you will be left with a machine that won't boot at all.
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12 Mar 2011   #29
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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A CD would be best, I'm just concerned that if something goes wrong and you need to do a startup repair to correct boot issues that without the correct version disk you won't be able to and you will be left with a machine that won't boot at all.

What about one of the universal dvds? That's the one I have created using one of the tutorials here.
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