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Windows 7: How to prevent 100MB from being created when I install Win 7 in a SSD?

30 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
How to prevent 100MB from being created when I install Win 7 in a SSD?

For a normal hard disk (WD Black) I understand that if I format and partition the disk first in a working Windows, then use the disk to install windows, so that the 100mb reserved partition will not be created (because no formatting/partition is done at the Windows installation CD starting steps.).

For a SSD hard disk, should I also put the SSD hard disk into a working Windows and format it first, then use the SSD hard disk to install a new Windows 7 so that the 100mb reserved partition will not be created?

This is the first time I am using SSD.


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30 Jul 2015   #2

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I don't see why it would not work the same way with your SSD.
I have 2 computers with SSDs. One with and one without the 100mb reserve partition and they both work fine. Since you won't be using Bitlocker encryption with your Home Premium 64 bit, it should not matter. You won't save the full 100mb however since your boot files will just be stored on the main partition instead of the reserve partition.

If you ever want to encrypt your SSD you will need the Reserve Partition
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