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Windows 7: What files are normally in the "System Reserve" partition

19 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
What files are normally in the "System Reserve" partition

I think my "System Reserve" was populated with files that should not normally be there...This I think came from 2 activities:

1) failed Bitdefender Internet Security installation, and

2) Erroneous restore of Acronis True Image Home 2011 to the wrong partition on the C: drive

Should/can I remove the files that were placed here I think in error...and how...?...just delete them normally ?

What "should" be in the System Reserve partition ? I know it was very small and now the whole 100 gb seems to be being used ?


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19 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

It's used for the BCD store (boot files to help the OS start up), Bitlocker and WRE (Windows Recovery Media). I'm not entirely sure why it is filled up, but it certainly shouldn't be. As you can see below, my 100MB system reserved partition is only a quarter filled.

What files are normally in the "System Reserve" partition-capture.png

Though I do not recommend it, you can actually delete this partition.
System Reserved Partition - Delete

If you really have to, you can. You can also try to create a new one using one of the following tutorials appropriate for your computer.
System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management
System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions
System Reserved : Create for Dual Boot

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19 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

I'm at about 30% used. Here's the files/folders.

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