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Windows 7: System Reserved Drive ... How to get rid of it safely ???

04 Sep 2014   #11
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Just remove the drive letter using Disk Management. System reserved partitions normally do not have a drive letter assigned.

Then you can use B for the new drive.
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Drive letter or no drive letter does not make any difference regarding the boot capability. The MBR does not point to it by letter. It uses the physical address.

But you cannot remove the partition itself. Then it will not boot.
I just wanted to be sure that I could remove the drive letter assignment without causing any problems.... I don't need to remove the partition... just the drive letter so will it be safe if i use Disk Management and only unassign the drive letter. The 100 Mb's can stay the way they are I will not touch em.
Yes it is okay to remove the drive letter.
Thank you thank you thank you ... u r the best


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04 Sep 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have I been unclear in post #8 ??
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04 Sep 2014   #13
kufr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Drive letter or no drive letter does not make any difference regarding the boot capability. The MBR does not point to it by letter. It uses the physical address.

But you cannot remove the partition itself. Then it will not boot.
Yep this got me confused plus I wrote I do not know what MBR and physical address is at all sorry
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05 Sep 2014   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update
 
 

It`s definitely not a mess for me

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record
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05 Sep 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kufr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Drive letter or no drive letter does not make any difference regarding the boot capability. The MBR does not point to it by letter. It uses the physical address.

But you cannot remove the partition itself. Then it will not boot.
Yep this got me confused plus I wrote I do not know what MBR and physical address is at all sorry
MBR is Mater Boot Record which is located on the first 512 bytes of each disk

Physical Address is tha address in tracks and sectors as opposed to a logical address which is a partition letter - e.g. C:\
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