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Windows 7: How do i hide the 100MB partition?

29 Apr 2010   #21
peck1234

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Build 7600 RTM
 
 

Thanks a ton... : )

So I can do what Im about to do right? Or were you reffering to your tutorial?


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29 Apr 2010   #22
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You will be fine to remove the letter from the 100mb partition.
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29 Apr 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

To hide SysReserved partition, remove the drive letter.
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29 Apr 2010   #24
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Follow Jonathan's good advise.
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30 Apr 2010   #25
peck1234

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Build 7600 RTM
 
 

you guys are the best! worked perfect thanks a ton
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30 Apr 2010   #26
peck1234

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Build 7600 RTM
 
 

BTW? Should the system reserved partition even show when using a windows RTM Disc?
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30 Apr 2010   #27
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peck1234 View Post
BTW? Should the system reserved partition even show when using a windows RTM Disc?
Yes. That partition is created when the setup finds no Primary partition on which to place the boot loader.
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04 Jun 2010   #28
Bourgoise Pig

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
I hide the partition, but it reappears

Hello,

I installed Windows 7 64 bit and formatted both partitions (install partition and boot partition) during setup. After setup, I noticed that three drives appear in Windows Explorer:

C: Local Disk
D: (BOOT partition)
E: DVDRW drive

I wanted to hide (not delete) the boot partition, then reassign the drives so that only two appear in Windows Explorer:

C: Local Disk
E: DVDRW drive

I have used disk management to hide the partition and re-assign the drive letters, but when another user logs into the machine, the Boot partition reappears as before.

I decided to reinstall Windows 7. This time, I made sure that the mandatory boot partition WAS NOT formatted. Format the install partition only. I believe this is the only solution to keep the boot partition permanently hidden.

Downside: You cannot ghost an unformatted partition. This solution would work o.k. if not making an image of the hard drive. *sigh*
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04 Jun 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Pre-partition the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to avoid the 100mb SysReserved partition.

If it is assigned at "Where do you want to install?" screen, delete the partition also assigned for Windows 7 and expand the 100mb partition for install, then format.

The 100mb partition is most useful if you plan to Dual Boot, so other OS doesn't become unbootable if Win7 fails.

Edit revisit 7/2015: There is no good reason to remove the System Reserved partition ever. Leave it be. But as I wrote five years ago you must remove its drive letter to assure it's health.
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05 Jun 2010   #30
xiezhoupeng351

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Computer\Manage\Disk Management\Change Drive letters\Remove Drive letter
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