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Windows 7: Windows 7 100mb system reserve partition

10 Mar 2010   #11

Genuine windows 7X64

well following Gregs guide i was able to remove the 100mb partition, my question now is, if i need to repair windows 7 i will just use the repair disk? and why does windows 7 create the 100mb partition if it is not needed ? once again thanks to everyone that helped.

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10 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 x64 finally!

yes, you will have to use the repair (or original installation) disk
the 100MB partition is a convenience in case you don't want to carry the repair disk around (e.g. a laptop) or you want the repair to run faster (HD speed vs DVD speed)

And thanks for posting your result
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10 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64

It is funny you seem to have created the partition since it is not 100 mb.......

If someone asks me if they need the System Reserve partition I ask two questions:
1. Are you going to use bitlocker?
2. Do you have an Install DVD or Repair CD?
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10 Mar 2010   #14
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If you try to use the Repair My Computer console placed by 100mb on the Advanced Boot Tools menu accessed by tapping F8, then choose Recover Using a System Image, it will require you to reboot using a Repair CD or Win7 DVD.

This is because the tools are run from the HD which cannot reimage itself while running (only Wiley Coyote can erase himself). So you may be better off with the CD or DVD if you use System Image.
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