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

28 Oct 2010   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The system reserved partition was 200MB in the early betas - for some reason Microsoft reduced it to 100MB




Probably because everyone was complaining about it's very existence but it's turning out to be a very useful addition if one has the primaries to spare; here's an excellent reason for its creation.

System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logicals'


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28 Oct 2010   #42
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Yes you can boot the newer OS on a logical drive as long as teh active drive is a primary - I found that out during the Beta test days, by accident.

I had my original vista partition and several betas of win7 running at the same time and only when in the disk management, for some reason noticed that win7 was happily running on a logical drive which i'd installed to by mistake

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28 Oct 2010   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

When you install Windows 7 / Vista, if no other partition is created as "Active" it will place the boot store on the first primary partition.
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03 Jan 2011   #44
Garreh

Laptop: Win 7 Pro x86 / Desktop: Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Removing the Drive Letter under computer management solved it for me! Very quick and easy fix.
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03 Jan 2011   #45
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Garreh View Post
Removing the Drive Letter under computer management solved it for me! Very quick and easy fix.
Welcome to the forum:
Easy answer: your answer & from others
Hard answer: change the registry
Diversion: Role of the 100MB partition (in part guilty)
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04 Aug 2011   #46
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Changing drive letter or removing it worked...............in disk managment uttility
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08 Aug 2011   #47
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MirzaAsad View Post
Changing drive letter or removing it worked...............in disk managment uttility
Glad it worked for you.
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08 Aug 2011   #48
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To hide SysReserved partition, remove the drive letter.
Glad it helped.

Much easier than removing SysReserved, which also can remove the Repair Console from F8 Advanced Boot options.
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10 Oct 2011   #49
Qasim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Can we also do this with the other drives, and at that time data will be safe or not?

Ans plz.....!
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10 Oct 2011   #50
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You can remove and reassign drive letters from/to any partition that isn't the currently running Windows system. No data will be harmed.
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