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Windows 7: System Reserved Partition - Delete

10 Aug 2012   #30
Maddog59

Win 7
 
 

Hi Shawn, Thank you so much for your prompt response.

Please excuse me if I ask the obvious....

If I need to keep the 1) System partition, 2) Win7 partition (C 3) HD_Tools partitions, then I don't really need access to the CMD prompt? or is there something else I need it for that I'm missing?

With the above partitions required, to install XP for a dual-boot setup, do I set up XP with its own Recovery partition, or just as a single D: partition for XP. I have Partition Assistant installed

Regards


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10 Aug 2012   #31
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.

Correct, you would have no need to open a command prompt if you wanted to keep them as you should.

You would just need to have the single partition for XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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10 Aug 2012   #32
Maddog59

Win 7
 
 

Shawn,

You're a gem! Clarified all these little things that I just couldn't get sorted out on my own.

Thank you very much for offering your knowledge and precious time to help those of us who need some guidance to get it right.

Andrew
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10 Aug 2012   #33
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Andrew. Thank you.
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30 Sep 2012   #34
adamvan2000

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks SO much for this guide! It helped me delete the reserved partition and repair my startup successfully! I had NO idea that it might take as many as three times repairing the startup to fully fix it, and I've been repairing Windows PCs for years! Thanks again for the awesome guide!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
@JK
That's really a nice tool. But it's shareware and wont let me do my job until i register it.. Cant afford now. Any freeware alternative?
Thanks anyways.
You can also download and boot up a Linux LiveCD/DVD, then use gparted to expand the partition, and shift it to the left if you need to. It's free, and there are tons of guides on Google. :OD
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19 Oct 2012   #35
greshoff

windows7 ultuimate
 
 

Hi,
Could you clarify that at step 7 of the process the larger partition is selected ie NOT the 100mb one and this partition is marked active.
How many times does one go through the Start up Repair process?
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19 Oct 2012   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Greshoff,

At step 7 you would want to select the partition that Windows 7 is installed on to mark it active, and not the 100MB partition. In the example screenshot, it would be Partition 2.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Oct 2012   #37
greshoff

windows7 ultuimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Greshoff,

At step 7 you would want to select the partition that Windows 7 is installed on to mark it active, and not the 100MB partition. In the example screenshot, it would be Partition 2.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks. Does one run the Start up Repair process once to repair the start up?
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19 Oct 2012   #38
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Usually running Startup Repair once does the job, but sometimes it may take up to 3 times.
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20 Oct 2012   #39
greshoff

windows7 ultuimate
 
 

THanks, So to clarify if after running Startup Repair the system does not boot one boots from Windows CD and runs Startup Repair again, retry booting from hard drive, if this does not work run Startup Repair for a 3rd time
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