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Windows 7: Strange behaviour in setup

07 Apr 2010   #1
PPPersia

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Strange behaviour in setup

Hi,
When starting setup from DOS, I mean by rebooting the system and boot from DVD, if you choose to delete your current partition and create a new one for C: Windows 7 creates a 100 MB reserved partition for its use.
I think it's not that necessary because to prevent it, I boot using XP CD and create my partitions, then restart and setup Windows 7 )
Is there a way to prevent 7 not to create this 100 MB space?
Thanks all.


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07 Apr 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes. Setup creates the 100MB partition if it doesn't find an Active partition. If you create an active, primary, NTFS partition ahead of time, the partitino will not be created.

Of course, you can always delete the partition afterwards: System Reserved Partition - Delete
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07 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

It's used for BitLocker encryption, Recycle Bin storage, WinRE and Boot Manager. It should be safe to delete though I think.
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07 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
It's used for BitLocker encryption, Recycle Bin storage and other stuff. It can be removed, read this:

Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7 My Digital Life
Are you sure about that? See my tutorial above. It is basically the boot loader files.
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07 Apr 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
It's used for BitLocker encryption, Recycle Bin storage and other stuff. It can be removed, read this:

Hack to Remove 100 MB System Reserved Partition When Installing Windows 7 My Digital Life
Are you sure about that? See my tutorial above. It is basically the boot loader files.
I agree Jon. I just leave it alone.
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