200 Meg hidden System partition

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  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #51

    gregrocker said:
    As stated you need an NTFS Primary partition marked Active, with the Win7 boot files copied into it.

    Leave the other steps to hotlink F8 menu until you see if you can get SysReserved functioning on an external with the bootsect command.
    I already have a primary partition, and is active and working with Windows.

    What I want to know is what I have to do with the unallocated area.
    Do I have to create another primary partition there?
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  2.    #52

    Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Forums

    I thought you were trying to construct a System Reserved partition on the HD. Is this not the case? I was giving you steps to construct a SysReserved partition, obviously.
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #53

    In EasyBCD forum I got the solution.
    I first have to create a partition on the unallocated space too (besides the primary partition), assign a letter to it and use it to install the boot files.
    And later I can remove the letter and hide it.
    I'm trying but I don't like the fact that I "loose" a primary partition, because I also want to install other operating systems.
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  4.    #54

    I gave you the steps to create a System Reserved partition. They couldn't have been more clear.

    Why did you keep asking back how to do this, and go to another forums when I was giving you the steps?


    gregrocker said:
    You can give the Primary NTFS Active SysReserved partition you create a letter and copy the System boot files onto it.

    Then install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required).

    In EasyBCD click "Useful Utilities" then Power Console ( the black box like command window), type:

    bootsect /nt60 <whatever the System Reserved drive letter is>

    Reboot and see if Sys Reserved will boot Win7. Make sure a Dual Boot has not been configured with your onboard OS, that its own SysRserved or C is still marked System Active. You will want to boot the external HD Win7 using the BIOS Boot Menu key so it is independent and portable.
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #55

    gregrocker said:
    I gave you the steps to create a System Reserved partition. They couldn't have been more clear.

    Why did you keep asking back how to do this, and go to another forums when I was giving you the steps?
    Because it was not clear for me.
    I told you that I had a primary partition and also unallocated space and I wanted to install the boot files not to the main primary partition but to that unallocated space instead.
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  6.    #56

    Several times I told you to create an NTFS Primary Partition, mark it Active, copy the Win7 boot files into it from C, then run the bootsect command I gave you to make that partition bootable and transfer the System flag. If you had questions you only needed to ask.

    You kept referring to unallocated space on the HD but didnt' make clear it was the intended System Reserved partition. I thought you could read the steps to see clearly what was involved with creating one.
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  7. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #57

    Thanks for your help.
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  8. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #58

    skan, you can`t apply anything to unallocated space. You are making a mountain out of a molehill. You were also asked to start your own threads instead of reviving old ones. You will get more help that way.
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