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Windows 7: System Reserved partition size

1 Week Ago   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
System Reserved partition size

The "System Reserved" partition on the only HD installed is labeled 'E:'; its size is only 31 MB resulting in a warning msg abt being too small. But when i check what can be removed from it only recycle bin appears but its size is ZERO. What is going on and how can it be corrected.

It is sandwiched between a large system recovery partition and 'C:' so may be suitable for expansion using disk mgmt but there is a concern that failure may destroy the only HD installed.

What can be SAFELY DONE to correct the small partition size ? Thanx.

Bewildered Bob

RESOLVED - using EaseUS (freebie) the "recovery" partition (provided by manufacturer without a drive ltr) was deleted and the "system reserved" ('E:') partition was expanded to 100 MB. All is well again. Thanx to those who provided guidance.

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2 Days Ago   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Can you take a Disk Management snapshot with snipping toll and post it here as an attachment?
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1 Day Ago   #3

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Bob,

Thats not a standard setup - its custom

Normal setup

System reserved 100mb - NO drive letter
Then the rest (say 100gb) can all be C or split into 2 then you get C and E
(D will likely be system allocated to your DVD drive)

Its got a recycle bin as its got a drive letter

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1 Day Ago   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BewilderedBob View Post

RESOLVED - using EaseUS (freebie) the "recovery" partition (provided by manufacturer without a drive ltr) was deleted and the "system reserved" ('E:') partition was expanded to 100 MB. All is well again. Thanx to those who provided guidance.
The recovery partition had a disk image to do a Factory recover. Unless you had done the recovery disks, that wasn't a good choice.
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