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Windows 7: Should I delete the system reserve when I reformat?

25 Feb 2011   #11
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25 Feb 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
This is the only way to get the best possible space to clean install Windows 7 to and it will remove the SysResv permanently unless you use Step Two #3 to recreate it.
Note   Note

Contrary to popular belief, doing a format with Windows 7 does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.

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