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Windows 7: Re/Moving System Reserved - SSD+HD system

23 Aug 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

Yes that's all you have to do, make it easy on yourself.

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23 Aug 2011   #22
Microsoft MVP


Disk Management will likely not want to delete a System Active partition.

Plug HD back in, from Win7 open an Elevated Command Prompt, type:

SEL DISK # (replace # with HD with old SysReserved)
SEL PART 1 (confirm old SysReserved is partition 1)
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23 Aug 2011   #23
Synaptic Sam

Windows 7 64 bit Professional Edition


as I mentioned before all I did was erase and then create new simple volume

here's what it looks like:

thanks a million for all your help! much appreciated!

ps as you'll notice I did not mark E: as 'active' because that is reserved for bootable HDs
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23 Aug 2011   #24

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Well done.
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23 Aug 2011   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again Sam.

Good work, you've done well.

You do not want any other partition other than the SysResv active, leave it as it is.
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16 Mar 2015   #26
Microsoft MVP


For those finding this thread In searches be aware there is no reason at all to be concerned about whether you have or don't have the System Reserved partition. Either it or the Win7 partition need to be marked System Active to be correct. If you have further questions state them in a new thread with attached screenshot of Disk Mgmt. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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