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Windows 7: Can't Upgrade Windows 7 to 10 because of small Reserved Partition

22 Sep 2017   #1
superzegar

Windows 7 64 Pro
 
 
Can't Upgrade Windows 7 to 10 because of small Reserved Partition

I have problem with upgrade of windows 7. Can't do this beause reserved partion has 30MB (ACTIVE,SYSTEM), C: is Boot. First time i see such strange configuration. I can't extend reserved partition any of tools. What can i do?


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22 Sep 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forums. You can use disk Management and either delete it then move c left or you can shrink c a bit then move it right and then you can grow it or use partitioning software it's simpler
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22 Sep 2017   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have three win 7 laptops here and they're all using 36 MB on the system partition. I'm confused? Try using either:
Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online
Download Magic

Free Partition Manager Software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
to extend the System partition to 199 MB. Which all these laptops have, Dell HP and Asus.
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22 Sep 2017   #4
superzegar

Windows 7 64 Pro
 
 

Thanks for quick reply @samuria
I cant delete or extend this partition only shrink. The same with third party software EaseUS, AOEMI.
@billmcct
When i choose extend system partition it see only C: partition not this reserved. When i click directly on this partition i can't extend it.
I had a 4-5 laptops in my hands with win 7 and there always was 100MB partition at least.
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22 Sep 2017   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superzegar View Post
I have problem with upgrade of windows 7. Can't do this beause reserved partion has 30MB (ACTIVE,SYSTEM), C: is Boot. First time i see such strange configuration. I can't extend reserved partition any of tools. What can i do?
Are you saying that it won't allow you to upgrade the computer because of the 30mb partition? Also, are you saying that the 30mb partition is the active/system partition, or are you saying that C: is the active/system partition?

It is normal to have a reserved partition at the beginning of the drive - this is typically where the Factory Reset files are stored. If this is the Factory Reset partition, then it would be a good idea to keep it, so that in the future you can restore the original condition of the laptop if necessary.

I have never heard of this partition preventing someone from upgrading from 7 to 10.
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22 Sep 2017   #6
superzegar

Windows 7 64 Pro
 
 

@mrjimphelps
Solved: Windows 10 - We Couldn't Update System Reserved Partition – EaseUS
and something new, i didnt see this post earlier https://support.microsoft.com/en-hk/...alling-windows
30mb partition is system,active
Before working dell i also didnt have problem with upgrade
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22 Sep 2017   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

That is helpful information. I didn't realize that the system partition might be full, and that making it a little bigger could solve this problem. I'd probably use the EaseUS tools and do both of the fixes that EaseUS recommends.
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23 Sep 2017   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a full pic of Disk Management.
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23 Sep 2017   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Here is a tutorial by Golden that will be helpful.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums


Jack
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11 Oct 2017   #10
superzegar

Windows 7 64 Pro
 
 

Dear All,

I was on holiday. Sorry for late response.

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