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Windows 7: Reserved partition

24 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 8 Professional x64

Yes.How do I see what files are there?

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24 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

What's on that 100MB partition? Can I delete it?
its reserved for windows 7, basically it holds the boot information
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24 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
Yes.How do I see what files are there?
You will need to assign a drive letter to that partition, but if I may say so, I'd advise against it, because if anything goes wrong there, then you'll end up with an unbootable system. That's why Microsoft does not assign a drive letter and only makes it 100MB (so as not to take up too much space).

My advice is to leave it alone. There's nothing of interest there.
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24 Nov 2010   #14
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It holds the boot files and a SysVolume file used if you image it. It reports the correct size in Disk Mgmt so I'd leave it alone.

It will be useful if you decide to Dual Boot and its presence enables the Repair My Computer console to be placed on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu so you don't have to have the DVD/Repair CD to repair Win7.
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