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Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Question: Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Today I tried to use the free windows 10 upgrade.
After a few seconds I get a message that 'Installation of Windows 10 Upgrade can't edit/adjust the partition reserved for the system'
It then starts deleting the installation-files, and exits......
Anyone any idea how to solve this, and make the upgrade work ???

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Answer: Windows 10 upgrade on Satellite C70D-A-11E can't edit partition reserved for system

Solved It myself, the problem was that the reserved partition for the system was only 100 MB !!!
Extended the size to 350 MB (as it should be !!!)
Problem Solved !!!

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Hi, tried to upgrade last night and everything was going fine till it gave me an error saying it couldn't backup reserved partition or something like that

So I did some searching here and found that I should use this

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

which I did and then I was suppose to delete the volume called "Data" with the 100mb thing

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But my concern is even after I used easybcd and moved it to the C drive, the volume called Data still has the system tag so I dont think I should delete it yet correct?

Some additional information:

My old hdd was dying so I bought a new Samsung EVO SSD and used their software to migrate my old data, which Im pretty sure caused the upgrade issue. And the HDD you see there is just an additional one I bought that has nothing on it yet

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Problems Pertaining to System Reserved Partition

Actually once I restarted the system tag switched so I deleted the volume

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now you see that 101mb unallocated how can i get rid of that?

p.s. going to try to get windows 10 now

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Hello! I just joined and look forward to (hopefully) helping others and maybe being helped myself.

My system drive, a Samsung 850 Evo, was cloned from an older SSD a few months ago. Today, I attempted upgrade to Windows 10, since I am eligible (running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit). The taskbar icon, which disappeared, is up again at the time of writing, and I have reserved an upgrade for myself, but I was recommended to just use the 'Media Creation Tool': https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

I launched it, it downloaded. Everything went well, until I was notified that my reserved partition could not be updated.

"We couldn't update the system partition"

Now, until then I had two reserve partitions. I deleted one (E:, as seen in the picture below), because it was a remnant of an older backup Windows install on one of my HDD, and not an actual, functioning system partition. The system partition in this case, was 'Data' located on my SSD (C. When I looked in Disk Management to see what could have yielded such an error, I realised that the partition only had 7 MB (7%) of it's storage left. This, in turn, should be the cause of the error(s). I assume part of this lack of system partition space was due to Samsung's Data Migration software, of which I used to clone my old SSD over to my current one. How can I solve all of this??

Picture of Disk Management: http://i.imgur.com/Vu2Ahri.jpg

Thanks if you got this far through my block of text!!

-Sturm

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade Problems Pertaining to System Reserved Partition

Something has written to the SysRserved partition, possibly some lame imaging program. This often happens when it has a letter. But I see the SysReserved without the letter is now the one that's booting C as signified by the SYstem flag. So it's a mystery, but one which doesn't need any more time wasted on it since SysReserve is totally disposable as we've helped do here countless thousands of times.

So move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
then delete System Reserved in DIsk Mgmt. Unplug all other hard drives to try the Upgrade again.

I would save a WIN7 backup image externally of C in case you want to roll back and it doesn' t work or has run out of rollback time. We are waiting to see exactly how these things work in real time. Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums

A couple of suggestions. Never use an old OS hard drive for data without first deleting its partitions at the minimum or ideally wiping it with Diskpart Clean Command to clear old boot code which can often interfere later.

Secondly, I'd have the OS drive plugged into DISK0 cable so no repairs, reinstall or UPgrade can derail the Boot files to the first-in-order Primary partition as we see happen a lot. That and it's always best to have all other hard drives unplugged during these operations anyway to be safest.

Let us know how you like WIndows 10 and how these things go so we can pass on what you learn.

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I am trying to upgrade my PC from W7 to W10 but get "couldn“t upgrade system reserved partition. C drive is SSD 124GB for programs only, but is showing only 17.5GB free of 111 GB. I cannot see what is taking up the space. D drive has 826 GB free of 931 GB.
 

Answer:CouldnĀ“t upgrade system reserved partition

Increase the size of the system reserved partition. It is probably 100 MB now; I suggest increasing it to 300 MB. I use the free EASEUS Partition Master for this kind of partitioning work. The author of Fix: Windows 10 upgrade couldn?t update the system reserved partition used a different tool. I echo his caution to have good backups before proceeding, as messing with partitions is almost as risky as "upgrading" to Windows 10.
 

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Hi everyone, new to this,

but purchased a toshiba c70d-b-30d laptop, the thing is its stall installing running up all was going well until i was asked if i wanted to upgrade from windows 8 to 10,

i pressed yes and thats where it has been for ages, i must admit after 3 hours i thought it was done as screen looked good, but without testing performance i shut down,

turning on again this morning ready to use it looked good but would do nothing,
so thought i would do a restart and it went into keep your pc on until this is done installing 1 of 1 its been hours now,

any ideas how i can sort this,

many thank for any replies peter

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-30D - Windows 10 upgrade issue

Power off the notebook.

Then power up the unit again and press F12.
Now you should see the Advanced boot menu.
Here choose HDD recovery
Then choose language and keyboard.
Then Troubleshoot -> Advanced options ->Automatic Repair.

Hope it helps.

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I have a Vaio laptop and migrated my factory Windows 7 install to an SSD about a year ago, which apparently left me with no system reserved partition. I used these instructions to create a new system reserved partition, but I'm still getting the same 'Couldn't Update the System Reserved Partition' error when trying to start the Windows 10 upgrade. Anyone know if there is something else I can do to get the upgrade to work? I really don't want to do a fresh install of Win 7 (assuming that would even work). My diskmgmt screenshot is below.
Edit: Also found this thread on reddit , but not sure if that really applies to my situation.

Answer:Win 10 Upgrade Error: Couldn't Update the System Reserved Partition

Your System Reserved is a special partition which contains Boot files and Recovery options. Yours shows to be just a normal partition. You also have a smaller one used to boot the system, which the System Reserved Partition normally does.

Is there anything in the System Reserved partition?

Just a suggestion to consider:

Change the Partition ID on the 100 MB partition to match what a System Reserved partition normally uses. Remove the current System Reserved Partition and extend the 100 MB partition into that space. I will need to check what the ID of a System Reserved Partition is since I do not use one.

Edit: Looks like the Partition Type is the same as a normal data partition, so that should be OK. You could change the partition label.

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Keys 3 5 7 8 9 0 = rows numeric pad 3 5
all function keys do nothing at all ..........

I had similar problem with C670-11M I therefore put back to WIN 8.1

That can not C70D since that is new .....................
Where can I find the right drivers ??

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Hi guys,
I have had a look here https://support.software.dell.com/appassure/kb/137589 for instructions using diskpart to create an MSR partition. A while back I had to move the MSR partition around, which caused it to get corrupted and I was unable to fix it. PC has been working fine until trying to upgrade to windows 10. Now, I get an error which complains about the system reserved partition, which I know is not as it was initially.

After deleting the volume in diskmgmt, I check the partition layout:

Code:
DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 System 64 MB 20 KB
Partition 3 Primary 23 GB 193 MB
Partition 4 Recovery 5400 MB 23 GB


and then run

Code:
DISKPART> create partition msr offset=65

Virtual Disk Service error:
There is not enough usable space for this operation.


I need help to recreate this MSR or somehow repair it (alternatively just let it upgrade to windows 10)

Thanks

Answer:Recreating Microsoft Reserved (system reserved) partition

Are you sure its MSR and Not EFI ?
otherwise you'll have to use a partitioning manager software to move your partitions around to get enough room at the beginning of the drive for this partition to have enough useable space?

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I upgraded my custom built desktop from Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center (Originally Windows 7 Pro Retail), and I've noticed I now have an OEM (Reserved) partition on my drive. I'm just about to do a clean install, and would like to know if it's safe to delete or whether I have to leave it there?

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade OEM Reserved Partition

Yes, you can safely remove it, I just did it myself, clean setup works just fine.

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Though this is related to win 7. I have checked in disk management also and it is not there also. Normally I back up my c drive along with system reserved partition with macrium and can install the windows with backup image on other hard disk. In this case as there was no system partition, I imaged only c drive and tried to install the windows on other hard disk but that hard disk could not boot with some boot failure. Please advise what could be the reason.

Answer:My windows pc do not have system reserved partition

Do you have multiple hard disks in your system?

If so, check if your reserved partition isn't on one of those other drives.

Else, have a look at this: System Reserved partition on wrong drive - how do I move it? - Windows 7 Help Forums

I hope this can help you.

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My Windows 10 64 laptop system reserved partion shows 500 MB & free 3 MB.

Can anyone tell me what shows on their Windows 10 64?
 

Answer:Windows 10 64 System Reserved Partition

Hi Yesnoo , My System reserved is 500 Mb & free 178 MB Windows 10 64
 

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I have just restored win 7 with shadowprotect. I restored the 100mb image to a hundred mb partion and then the other image to a second partion. I remove the drive letter from the 100mb eveything works fine and looks like a window setup but the 100mb part. is not system reserved. I want to make it system reserved how do you do this?

Answer:Windows 7 System Reserved Partition

Hello Wallymagic Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The 100mb system reserved partition is placed there by the Windows 7 installer when that first partitions and formats a "raw" drive, drive with totally unallocated drive space lacking any existing partitions and places the main boot files and boot configuration there(BCD store).

As long as it works the way it is and isn't mounted as a logical drive you should be all set. To see that become labeled as "system reserved" you would either have to name the volume again seeing it mounted or perform a clean install of 7 fresh from the start once the drive was made raw again.

Labeling it that in the Disk Management for example would likely mean reassigning a drive letter temporarily to see that done while unnecessary if left hidden from view and direct access. For a look at just what is seen on it the 100mb boot partition had been previously mounted here and a drive letter selected to show how that looks.

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Hello,

Am trying to upgrade a windows 7 desktop to windows 10 but anytime I try to download windows 10 I get this:

"Windows 10 couldn't be installed. We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

What can I do get this fixed to get windows 10 on this computer?

Thanks,
Afees98

Answer:Need help with windows 10 System Reserved Partition

Hi Afees98

It seems to be an issue with the System Reserved Partition being full.

Can you post a image of your Diskmgmt please?

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A simple question!

Does Windows update, ever update the System Reserved partition!

Answer:System Reserved partition - Windows 8.1

simple answer ,no!

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How do I copy something from the the Windows 7 System reserved partition?

Answer:Windows 7 system reserved partition

Assign a drive letter to it temporarily in Disk Management.

What do you want to copy and why?

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I am attempting to upgrade my mother-in-law's computer (C540 All-in-One desktop) to Windows 8.1 (with ultimate goal of updating to Windows 10). However I receive the following error: "Couldn't Install Windows 8.1 - We couldn't update the system reserved partition". I then tried to upgrade directly to Windows 10, but had the same result ("We couldn't update the system reserved partition"). I've read diiferent places that it needs to be at least 350MB; however, on this computer, it's only 128MB. So I tried to extend the reserved system partition using free tools, but to no avail.  I could not perform any function on this partition (other than to wipe it and/or delete it). Any ideas on how I can get past this error/issue? Any info would be greatly appreciated... 

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Hi

I am unable to upgrade to windows 10 because of my system reserved partition. The error message says: "Windows 10 couldn't be installed - We couldn't update the system reserved partition"

The person that was helping me at the windows 10 forums said my system reserved partition's size needed to be increased. I tried using AOMEI partition assistant and minitool partition wizard but both were unable to resize the system reserved partition. It is either grayed out or does not allow me to increase it.

Any help much appreciated

Answer:How to resize System reserved partition in windows 7

I'd probably use EasyBCD to copy the boot manager from System Reserved to C.

Then delete System Reserved. I don't have it at all. Never had it. You can install Win 7 without it.

All you'd lose would be BitLocker functionality. Do you need it?

I'd be nervous about enlarging System Reserved if the standard good tools don't want to do it. You might try Partition Wizard and see if it will let you do it.

There's an EasyBCD tutorial on this site.

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my defragment window says 28% fragmented but when i try to defrag it says pass one 11% consolidated and stops

Answer:can't defrag Windows 7 system reserved partition

Post the total partition size and the free space on that partition.

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I just installed Windows 7 Professional and want to confirm that it is safe to delete the 100mb "system reserved" partition, which I believe is reserved for BitLocker during installation.
 

Answer:Windows 7 100mb System Reserved Partition

Why bother? Hard Drive space is cheap, and it could be used for something else now or in the future.
 

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I've been all over hell to find a reasonable answer for what I want to do. That is....a reasonable unbiased answer, because most everyone or everyplace has suggested there is no reasonable answer except to accept what M$oft has decreed.

Now recalling the XP support ending and following general discontent with Windows 8 which led to "last" M$oft Windows 10 that was supposed to (but didn't) give everyone the best OS of all time ever released, I would respectfully remind any Microsoft MVP like the one(s) that have already replied to me with great disdain, that there was always (and probably always will be) a controversy about how M$oft does not, would not and will not allow users a choice of how to use the OS that they paid for. As everyone knows that led to the MS school software giveaway(s). Nevertheless M$oft did not cease and desist....in other words M$oft users still do not have reasonable choice(s) of how to use the system software and are still forced to accept whatever Mr. Gates & company forces down their throats (recalling Obamacare?).

Now that I have necessarily vented with respect to my inquiry in this forum, I will present my inquiry for which hopefully some Major Geek guru will have an answer. And no disrespect is meant toward anyone including M$oft (aside form a pursuit of $ 1st and good software 2nd), thank you.

Following XP's back stabbing came windows 8, 8.1, and 10, all of which I tried. I found 8.1 to be frustrating and jer... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Partitioning, Or Get Rid Of System Reserved Partition

I've used all Windows OSs from Win 98 to now Win 10.
In terms of your post and the specifics I agree 100% with this article on the How To Geek website.
I see no benefit to doing any different and I don't believe for one nano second doing any different will result in any useful benefit.
https://www.howtogeek.com/192772/what-is-the-system-reserved-partition-and-can-you-delete-it/
 

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Here are three options for the creation / use of the Windows 7 System Reserved partition.


System Reserved : Create Using Disk Management

System Reserved : Multi Boot from Logical Partitions

System Reserved : Create for Dual Boot













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Answer:Create the Windows 7 System Reserved partition

OOps.... I had seen it a day or two back.

In fact I wanted to reference it in my other post as a last line " In case for whatever reason you want to create the SRP again, despair not. Here is the tutorial." But then I could not track it - I even made a google search- and so left out any mention about recreating it.

Did you put it and then remove it temporarily or am I dreaming?

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As the title says, windows 8.1 reserved partition will not optimize on SSD. Even if you try to run it manually. Have the latest firmware update for the SSD and Trim in enabled. Has anybody else come across this. Have googled it and there's no resolution that I could find. Image attached.

Answer:System reserved partition windows 8.1 ssd not optimized

There's absolutely no reason to optimize that part.

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6 Minutes Ago #1 (permalink) Hi guys,

It was my first time installing windows 7 so i didn't know anything about system reserved partition.
I assumed i should install OS on it so i extended system reserved partition to 60GB and installed windows on it

Now my c: drive, with windows on it, is labeled system reserved.

Everything is working fine, but i don't know if there could be problems in the future.
If so, is there a way to fix it without a reinstall

Answer:Installed windows 7 on system reserved partition

That`s a crazy way to do it and not the right way, but hey......

Did you use one of the tutorials and follow it correctly ?

If you do not create a partition and install windows, it will make a SR partition and a C: partition with your OS.

Your way is quite a new twist. Just get rid of the system reserve label and see if it reboots.

I would reinstall again , delete all partitions and just install windows to the 1 deleted partition and all will be perfect.

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Hi,I uninstalled my Windows 8.1 form my SSD.I wanted clean installation so i deleted C: drive.After making new partition setup told me that Windows will create small partition for important files.I read on internet what is stored on that partition but
I am wondering is that small partion bad or good thing (i mean should i allow setup to create that small partition).Also is this partition vulnerable to viruses or something else and can i remove it on next installation and is that partition good for my SSD.Sorry
for my bad english.

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Is it better to install Windows 7 with or without System Reserved Partition? I prefer to install without the System Reserved Partition but there must be cogent reasons that Microsoft often does the default install with it.

I am posing the question to the Experts on this Forum because I couldn't get any definitive information on the Net on this subject.

Answer:Better to install Windows 7 with or without System Reserved Partition

Everyone will have their own opinion, but I use the System Reserved Partition, resized to 50MB. I keep it so the boot code is kept on the faster inner ring of the platter, and doesn't get fragmented with other junk.

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Hi Guys,

Reinstalling Windows 7 on a Dell laptop, I had three partitions, system reserved, OS and the recovery partition.
So deleted the OS and system reserved partition, I want to keep the recovery partition for now, and I thought the now two unallocated partitions would become one, but they never did.
So I installed Windows and now I have no system reserved partition, instead I have a 40mb unallocated partition.
Something went wrong somewhere?

Answer:windows 7 system reserved partition not created?

The installer didn't issue the 100mb SysReserved partition because you already had pre-partitioned with a Recovery Partition. You should have used Custom>Drive Options to create New partition in the space you deleted from the first two partitions, then format it before install. I'm not sure where the 40mb came from but it is negligible.

If you post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, we can look it over and see that it is all correct now. The only thing you lose from not having the 100mb boot partition is having the Repair Console on your F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu - but you already have it on your DVD.

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Hi,I uninstalled my Windows 8.1 form my SSD.I wanted clean installation so i deleted C: drive.After making new partition setup told me that Windows will create small partition for important files.I read on internet what is stored on that partition but I am wondering is that small partion bad or good thing (i mean should i allow setup to create that small partition).Also is this partition vulnerable to viruses or something else and can i remove it on next installation and is that partition good for my SSD.Sorry for my bad english.

Answer:Windows created system reserved partition, is that bad??

A System Reserved partition is normal and is required to boot Windows. 
 
On a MBR disk would would have the System Reserved Partition (usually 100MB) and the Windows Partition along with any OEM recovery partition.
 
On a GPT disk you would have a EFI/ESP System Partition, the Microsoft System Reserved Partition (MSR), and the Windows Partition. 

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I have Windows 10 and the update to build 1703 fails with this error: We couldn't update the System Reserved Partition. I have AOMEI partition tool but am unsure how to ID and expand the Reserved Partition.

Answer:How to enlarge the System Reserved Partition in Windows 10

This is the same problem I had in attempting to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Using one of the free tools I was able to enlarge the System Reserved Partition enough to get the Windows 10 upgrade before the deadline. I didn't keep notes for myself on which tool I used and how I was finally able to get the upgrade to install. I've now got a hard drive that has unallocated space but evidently not where it's needed.

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While I've seen a similar if not identical forum question posted about the "system reserved partition", I don't think the answer(s) posted addresses my specific issue(s) but if it does I don't understand how to apply it (them) to my question. So I'm posting this question with specific information about my particular issues.
I installed Windows 8.1 using a 8.1 pro 64 bit DVD on a fresh 1.0TB SATA HDD I ordered for that particular purpose. Reason....I hated windows 10 after upgrading from 8.1 during the allowed Microsoft period but could not roll back afterwards to 8.1 because it was no longer available to do. I used a fresh HDD so as to save all Windows 10 data, apps, mail, etc on windows 10 disk in order to transfer or copy everything possible to the new 8.1 disk. However I failed to install that new 8.1 without an automatic system reserve partition that Windows created....I'm sure moderator knows why...and ever since for about a year I've been stuck with that system reserve partition. That didn't bother me until I ran into cloning problems (I have always used clone backups via an exterior enclosure..EaseUS) specifically related to extra little partitions suddenly appearing in clones as well as feeling uncomfortable with the unavailable 350MB reserve partition space. So I started looking for a way to delete, remove, or otherwise eliminate the system reserved partition. As moderator knows, I shouldn't normally be allowed the "delete" the system reserved ... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Pro System Reserved partition issues

Don't worry that normal. Even I have a system reserved partition and a C system drive.
The system reserved partition is used for system recovery, if need arises.

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I have a Windows 7 Professional system whose hard drive was upgraded from a regular 500Gb drive to a Solid State 1Tb drive and the manufacturer's cloning utility was used to move everything over to the new drive.  I was trying to update the system
to Windows 10 Professional but kept getting the error message that it couldn't update the System Reserved partition.  I know the installation process needs at least 350Mb for the process so I started doing research on the best way to extend it. 
Following instructions posted in the Community, I shrank the C: drive so I would have 370Mb unallocated space, but when I went into the Disk Management console to extend it, that option is greyed out.
It was after closer examination I noticed I do not have a partition that is labeled specifically as "System Reserved" and I do not have a stand alone "Boot" partition.  I have one partition labeled Data with no drive letter that
is 100Mb that says "Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)", one partition with the drive letter C: that is 931 Gb that says "Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)" and then 370 Mb of Unallocated space.
To get the reserved Windows 10 installed I was thinking of possibly taking that Unallocated space and following the instructions I've read elsewhere, create the System Reserved partition so it would then be 370Mb but I'm not sure just doing that would work
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Hello everybody,
the Toshiba Sat C70D-B-317 (PSCLEE01L009FR) is on it's way and I don't have it for the moment but I would like to know if there is a way to add some Ram to this machine without opening everything?
Also, is it possible to change the HD in the future in the same conditions?

sorry, but it's my first PC laptop and as a Mac user I'm completely lost with all these models and different serial numbers.

I thank you in advance for your answer.

Thierry

Answer:Satellite C70D-B-317 - Ram upgrade

1. yes you can upgrade your RAM, This laptop has 2 slots with one 4GB standard so if you would you can put one more 4GB. With 2x4 you have Dual-channel and that works much faster than single

I don't know if your HDD can e upgraded. When it's not possible you can always buy a external HDD

I hope i helped you

Greetz

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I want to upgrade RAM with additional 4 GB but at the bottom of the notebook there is no RAM cover so I don't have access to the RAM slots.
I don't want to cancel valid warranty so I don't want to open it alone.
What should I do ???

Message was edited: posting has been translated

Answer:RAM upgrade on Satellite C70D-B-302

Hi

You can contact nearst Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can do this for you.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/

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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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So I'm using win 7 at the moment and I want to upgrade for DX12 but anytime I try to it just says "We couldnt't update the system reserved partition"
My reserved partition is 100mb and I know you need something like 350mb or something like that but I cant figure out how to get there. I'd rather not to a clean install if that's at all possible.
Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 couldn't update system reserved partition

Install MiniTool Partition Wizard. Use it to expand your System Reserved Partition to 350mb. You will probably also have to shrink your big operating system partition by the same amount to make room for it.

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Hello, I own a Sandisk sdssdp-128g-g25 and I cloned my windows install with Easeus.I have discovered today that Windows created F: (System Reserved) on my SSD that is 35.7GB.How do I delete the partition or at least reduce the allocated space?http://gyazo.com/c5de9ff7312ff8c1a4d0fa73baea3812 image of my drives

Answer:HELP Windows created a huge system reserved partition (35.7 GB) on my SSD

From HDD to  SSD?The standard Easeus partition tool was not made for SSD.  But you did not say which tool and what method  you used. The fact that you got a huge recovery partition suggests  you did a misstep.Did you read over information about how to migrated the Windows OS  to Solid State Drive?They have a forum you could have checked.http://forum.easeus.com/viewtopic.php?t=22119One poster there suggests it is better to install the OS directly to the SSD and later install the application programs to either SSD or HDD as desired. IMO that is a safer choice. 

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Hi

Is it possible and how it works to recover Win7 100MB System Reserved partition, deleted by mistake?

Answer:Recover windows 7 100MB System Reserved partition

Make sure the partition is formatted primary and set active. All other partitions not active.
Make a system repair CD (or download an ISO) from someone's PC. It is in the Backup & Restore screen.
Run the Startup Repair 3 separate times. This should rebuild your system reserved.

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Hello, I own a Sandisk sdssdp-128g-g25 and I cloned my windows install with Easeus.I have discovered today that Windows created F: (System Reserved) on my SSD that is 35.7GB.How do I delete the partition or at least reduce the allocated space?http://gyazo.com/c5de9ff7312ff8c1a4d0fa73baea3812 image of my drives

Answer:HELP Windows created a huge system reserved partition (35.7 GB) on my SSD

From HDD to  SSD?The standard Easeus partition tool was not made for SSD.  But you did not say which tool and what method  you used. The fact that you got a huge recovery partition suggests  you did a misstep.Did you read over information about how to migrated the Windows OS  to Solid State Drive?They have a forum you could have checked.http://forum.easeus.com/viewtopic.php?t=22119One poster there suggests it is better to install the OS directly to the SSD and later install the application programs to either SSD or HDD as desired. IMO that is a safer choice. 

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Hello ,
My laptop (Dell m5030) came with windows 7 as default .I decided to install windows XP into it .After installing windows xp , there appeared a new drive called system reserved (C:/) and E drive became my local disk .C:/ is only 100 mb and I cant delete it because it contains boot files and computer will be unbootable !
I would not mind having C drive as it is ,but the problem is that I have to install windows 7 again . When i insert windows 7 os cd it says ntldr is missing (press ctrl+alt+del to restart) .I donot have windows xp os dvd .I tried marking E drive as active and copied all boot files from system reserved (c:/) to E:/ but it still says ntldr is missing.

I am stuck helplessly .Is there any fix for this problem ?
Any help would be appreciated . Thank you

Answer:[SOLVED] How to delete system reserved partition from windows xp?

The System Reserved partition is installed when Windows 7 is installed. it's a hidden partition and doesn't have a Drive letter associated with it. If you did not format your drive before you installed XP, it would assign the previously hidden partition a drive letter of C: And install Windows on the next available drive letter E: in your case.
If you no longer want XP on the computer, then Boot off of the Windows 7 DVD (don't run the install from Windows) and choose to Format the Drive wiping both partitions and then let Windows 7 create them again. This way it will make a hidden 100 mb boot partition and Windows will be on C:

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I kept getting the error message in the title line at Windows Update to version 1607, and I assumed that it was because there was little space in my SSD. I've now increased capacity and continue to get the error message.

How do I overcome this? What do I need to look for in my configuration?

Answer:Windows Couldn't update the system reserved partition

What is your operating system version and build?

What troubleshooting steps have you made?

Open administrative command prompt and run: C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther

Search for these log files and post with onedrive or a cloud link.
setupact.log
setuperr.log
In administrative command prompt run:

1) diskpart
2) list disk
3) select volume 0
4) list volume
5) select volume 1
6) list partition
7) select volume 2
8) list partition
9) select volume 3
10) list partition
11) select volume 4
12) list partition
13) exit

Please copy and paste into the post.

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Hi

last night clean installed windows 7 pro and noticed that system reserved partition is created with 100MB. Then upgrade it to windows 8 pro and finally updated it to windows 8.1 pro.
After complete installation of windows 8.1 pro and noticed in computer management that still system reserved partition is 100MB. whereas if in case i did clean installation of windows 8 pro then system reserved partition will be 350MB.
My HDD capacity is 2TB and i have nearly 1TB of unallocated space. C drive is 200GB
Therefore i would like to increase my system reserved partition from 100MB to 350MB.
How to increase system reserved partition from 100MB to 350MB with step by step ?
What is the advantages of allowing 350MB to system reserved partition in windows 8.1 pro?

Answer:Planning to move system reserved partition in windows 8.1

last night clean installed windows 7 pro and noticed that system reserved partition is created with 100MB. Then upgrade it to windows 8 pro and finally updated it to windows 8.1 pro.



You could have just clean installed Windows 8.1.

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Hi,

I cannot upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 as the system reserved partition is too small. I have tried to extend it using various tools but it just won't let me extend it. It appears to be in GPT format with a status of other but there are no menu options to enlarge it. I have tried using Ubuntu but I can't seem to boot it from a USB drive for some reason.

Unless somebody has any ideas how to enlarge this system reserved partition I think I am going to have to do a clean install of Windows 10 but I'm not really sure how to do that either. I have downloaded the media creation tool and installed it on a USB drive but I'm not sure if I have to have already updated to Windows 10 previously for me to do a clean install? I am just worried that if I wipe my C Drive and try and boot using the media creation tool that it won't work as I have not yet obtained a Windows 10 key. I have a genuine Windows 8 key. If I do a clean install of Windows 8 do you think the reserved partition might be okay then and I can proceed with the Windows 10 upgrade. Perhaps it got full up updating to Windows 8.1?
 

Answer:Cannot Update To Windows 10 From 8.1 System Reserved Partition Too Small

Do not attempt to change a disk's partition arrangement without first creating a full disk image and knowing how to restore it to a non-booting computer, otherwise you could easily lose Win 8.1 too. You could use Macrium Reflect for this and would need an external drive on which to store the image file. Having said that, you cannot enlarge a partition without first creating some elbow room by adjusting the size of an adjacent partition, usually the partition immediately following. A good tool for this would be Minitool Partition Wizard. However I have to warn you these operations are not really appropriate for someone lacking previous experience as they can be highly destructive. Unless you can get a suitable person to help my advice would be to stick with 8.1 as I cannot see how you would be able to activate 10 if you did a clean install - see the MS activation article HERE.

EDIT - I missed that you have a genuine Win 8 key. If that is so then you can use that key to activate a clean install of 10, no need to upgrade first. You should still image your disk first.
 

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Hello,

I have made serious mistake. I have deleted system reserved partition and all files with it. Worst thing is that it is my company laptop, and i have a lot of stuff on it. Which means, that i can't start system now. Hard drive is encrypted so i can't restore anything. Only solution is to make Windows somehow to start. At least to go to DOS to copy the files. Going to the company is not an option, since i will not be there for 2 months.

Can anybody tell me how can i do it? Where can i find all of these files? Are they dependent from computer configuration, or they are general files valid for everything?

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards.

Answer:Windows 7 system reserved partition files deleted

Hi

Please download "Partition Wizard" bootable CD from the below link and boot from it.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Then use a digital cam or smart phone to take closeup shot of the screen and post it with next reply.






Quote:
Hard drive is encrypted so i can't restore anything.



This will make everything difficult. If full disk encryption is used, recreating boot files won't work. Most of the full disk encryption like "Symantec Endpoint Encryption" write custom code to the MBR. Overwriting this with a standard MBR code will make things worse. partition need to be recovered without modifying the MBR code.

Do you know which encryption software is used ?. What was the reason for deleting the partition ?.

Do you required to input a password before beginning the boot process ? (Preboot Authentication ).

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Hi

My husband wants me to remove Windows 7 from his computer so he is left with just windows 10. Sounds simple enough but there is a problem in that his active boot disk is the Windows 7 partition - he has no System Reserved or Recovery partitions, just Windows 7 and Windows 10 on his system disk.

To achieve what he wants I am wondering if its a matter of deleting the Windows 7 partition, creating a 450MB partition to serve as the System Reserved partition and making it Active. Then, using the Windows 10 Repair Disk, rebooting his computer three times to get the boot files in the System Reserved partition.

I've also just had a look at another thread I started some while ago where I was advised to use EasyBCD. So looking at this again can I do the following:

1. Resize the Windows 7 partition to make space for a System Reserved partition
2. Make the newly created partition Active
3. Apply a letter to the partition
4. Use EasyBCD to move the boot files to the new System Reserved partition
5. Remove the letter from the System Reserved partition
6. Delete the Windows 7 partition

The only reason I'm doubtful of this process is that when I tried it on my own PC some years ago it didn't work and I believe it took me some time to sort it out.

Both methods sounds very simple although for the reason above I tend to favour the first method if it will work - but really, are either of these processes as easy as they sound? Both sound too good to be true - so maybe they are! I don't ... Read more

Answer:Creating System Reserved Partition and Deleting Windows 7

Just clean install 10.

Put it on a USB.
Boot.
Install.

It really isn't difficult. Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

Your problems with your wife are probably best discussed on another forum.

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Hi,
I am running win 8.1 and I want to upgrade to win 10.
It show me this message:

This is my HD:

Any idea how to solve this problem???

Answer:"We couldn't update the system reserved partition" win10 upgrade error

Any one can help???

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Hi,

I'm installing Windows 7 on a new SSD, and using the old Windows 7 HDD as an extra drive. Installing Windows failed the first time (corrupt file). When I went to install it the second time, I accidentally deleted both the system reserved partition and the main OS partition on the OLD HDD, instead of the new SSD like I wanted to do. I immediately cancelled the installation, but it was too late. Now when I plug the old HDD into another machine, the whole disk is unallocated. Is there any way for me to repair the partitions, or at least get the data off of it (like I should have in the first place)?

After some searching, it seems as though most people delete just the system reserved partition, not both like me. I've tried some of those solutions but they don't help.

Thanks

Edit: obviously, I didn't search hard enough: I accidently deleted a needed partition and now it is 'Unallocated'.

Minitool Partition Wizard was able to recover the partitions

Answer:Deleted system reserved and main partition on windows 7 install

If you deleted them you should be able to recover them with partition wizard free boot cd Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

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I have a Windows 7 Professional system that I went to take an image of using EASEUS TODO Workstation. When I went to do the backup, I noticed that there was no 100 MB System Reserved Partition. I made the image anyway.

When I tested the image on a new machine, it prompted me to repair or start windows normally. Unable to start normally, so I did the repair. After about 10 min, the system came back and said it cannot repair.

Outside of start a system from scratch, is there a way I can get the system reserved partition out of the Windows 7 partition?

Thanks,
Michael

Answer:System Reserved partition is missing, but WIndows 7 Pro works fine

If your original Professional system did not have a System Reserved partition, any image of it will not have the partition either. That image should still restore to the original PC properly and be bootable.

The System Reserved partition is not necessary. I have never had one.

Something else is going on.

You say you "tested the image on a new machine". That's probably the problem. Images are intended to be restored to the machine from which they were made, not to "a new machine".

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When I press F8 and run Startup Repair instead of Recovery console normal Windows is booting.

I have just System Reserved partition and then one C: partition.

Here's my BCD to check - what should be corrected here ?






Quote:
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {584476be-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {584476bf-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
device unknown
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {584476c0-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice unknown
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {584476be-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {584476c0-2c26-11e4-9f95-cc33fb0c8bd3}

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path ... Read more

Answer:Windows Startup Repair from System Reserved partition does not work

F8 should get you to a screen where you have several choices, including safe mode. If you boot directly to Windows 7 you might need to press F8 sooner in the boot process.

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I've done quite a bit of reading but have not found a specific answer to the title of this thread.  The system reserved partition for Windows 7 is created and has assigned the drive letter D:.  While I have no problem with the system partition
per se, I would prefer no drive letter to be assigned or to able to change it at the very least.

Answer:Change or remove Windows 7 System Reserved partition Drive Letter

It is highly unusual for Windows 7 to assign a letter to the reserved partition.  It is more likely that someone assigned the letter D: to that partition.
However, you should be able to go to the Disk Management and remove the letter on that partition.

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I'm trying to recover my partition table using MniniTool Partition Wizard. I tried running the Partition Recover Wizard which listed the 2 partitions on my disk i.e. ACER and SYSTEM RESERVED. It also listed the hidden PQSERVICE partition which comes with factory settings. The ACER and PQSERVICE partitions are listed as "Lost/Deleted" and SYSTEM RESERVED is "Existing".

However when I try to select all these partitions so I can recover and keep them all, the status of SYSTEM RESERVED changes from "Existing" to "Overlapped" and I can't select it anymore. When I move to the next step it tells me that it'll have to delete the SYSTEM RESERVED partition.

I don't know if i should go ahead and do so. or if it will just make things worse. What should I do?
 

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Trying to do a clean install and my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 seems to have an aversion to putting the system reserved partion on disk 0. My HP notebook has two identical disk drives. If I boot up the windows install with both drives unallocated and do a custom install, the window where i select the partition for the install if I click new to create a partition on disk 0, it creates one partition on the whole disk. If I do the same for disk 1 it automatically creates two partitions, one for the system reserved. If I try to do that in reverse order by partioning disk 1 first it will still create two partitions on disk 1 (one for the system reserved). It wont partion disk 0 with the system reserved partition.

I tried to install windows with only disk 0 plugged to into the motherboard and that worked when i partitioned the drive during the windows install it created the system partion on disk 0. However once i had windows up in running, I plugged disk 1 (unallocated) back into the mother board and windows woudnt boot up.

I could jsut install windows on disk 1 but ive read that it is better to install it on disk 0.

Answer:Clean install wont partition Disk 0 with system reserved partition

Welcome to the forum.

When you tried to boot with both disks installed, did you go to the BIOS and check that disk 0 was the first in the boot priority?

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I have had my Dell 8700 for little over a year and have had problems from the beginning.  I am 72 years old, and I am at my wits end!!!

A hard drive was replaced in the summer of 2015, but I have still had problems with the computer shutting down and my having to refresh it to factory setting.

I thought updating to Windows 10 would solve some problems, and I did this in October, 2015.  Everything was fine until a couple of months ago.  The end result was when I tried to refresh the computer to factory defaults, it went back to 8.0 or 8.1, and I evidently lost something in the process.
Now, I cannot update to Windows 10 and when I tried to resinstall the Dell Operating System, I get for both:  "WE COULDN'T UPDATE THE SYSTEM RESERVED PARTITION."
I DO HAVE A SYSTEM BACKUP ON 20 CDS (MADE WHEN I HAD WINDOWS 10).  Could I reinstall the system with these backupdisks?  How do I do that?  I also have a Dell 2 Boot USP stick, I have a recovery stick, too, but it semed that when I used this, I received a message that not all files were recovered
What should I do at this point? 

Answer:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
In disk management, you can only extend partition using the unallocated space next to its right side. so even if you shrink D: drive, the option to extend the efi partition is still grayed out. My suggestion is to use a third party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, both the standard (free) or the Professional(paid) version can extend partition as long as there is unallocated space on that hard drive. to see more information read:
Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error
www.disk-partition.com/.../couldnt-update-system-reserved-partition-4348.html

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When I restore from an image there's only 31% free on the System Reserved Partition.
I have to wait about 30 minutes or longer and then there is 63% free, then I can create an image.

I want to continue to use the Win 7 backup utility because it's very reliable on my computer.






Quote:
You must have a Windows 7 Installation or Repair disc to do this.
System Reserved Partition - Delete - Windows 7 Forums


I've got a systen repair disc and the Partition Wizard Bootable CD.

I want to make sure I get this right before I do anything.

What do I do first, second, third & etc.?






Quote:
There is an easier-to-use graphical interface to do all of this using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. BareFootKid just wrote up a tutorial about using it to remove the 100mb Sys Reserved partition:
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Using it might be easier for you to delete 100mb and also resize Windows 7 into the deleted 100mb HD space at the same time.
Windows 7 Forums - View Single Post - Backup Error code: 0x81000019


I found the information above from this older post> Backup Error code: 0x81000019 - Windows 7 Forums

The Disk 1 labled ExHD (D) below is an internal hard drive for my back ups.

The main question is how do I make the System Reserved Partition bigger? Delete & recreate, if so what steps do I take first, second & so on?
I don't want to mess up!

Answer:Remove System Reserved Partition+Partition Wizard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X


System reserve is the wrong place to make your Backup for starters.
Damaging the Sys Reserve can cause problems.

Try putting Back ups on the external hard drive.


I don't think the OP is trying to put backups on the system reserved, the thread he

linked to is in regards to the error code which was originally failing backups because

of not enough free space in the system reserved partition, the solutions offered are

to make the system reserved larger or delete it and make the C partition active,

which would then require Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Greg's post here Backup Error code: 0x81000019

explains the delete method.

Greg can expand on this, or the other method.

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I used to have System Reserved on separate partion to C:\ but on my last fresh re-install, I decided to make C:\ and System Reserved in one partition. Here's what shows on Disk Management:

My question is, which is better. System Reserved on the same partition with C:\ or on a separate partition?

Answer:System Reserved in One Partition Vs. Separate Partition?

The question is how did you end up with so large system reserved partition, it's usually about 100 MB. On the other hand it might be a reserved backup partition with all the stuff needed if that's a laptop. Now, if that's a partition you can't just simply put it in another partition. You can format it and merge it with first partition but it will not be a partition any more.

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First off, I'm new here so I'm sorry if I am posting this in the wrong section. I appreciate the help.

So that is a screen shot of my disk management screen. As you can see, disk0 and disk1 both have system reserved partitions on them.

Disk0 is a SSD that I only want Windows, Office, and possibly my video and photo editing software on it.
Disk1 is a 2TB SATA HD that is split into 2 partitions used for programs on 1 and media on the other
Disk2 is a 2TB SATA HD that is used just for Media storage, and I'm thinking about adding a partition for backups

I have no idea what the 25MB partition is on Disk2. I also don't know why I cannot access the system reserved partition on Disk0, and why there is another system reserved partition on Disk1 that I can explore, and contains the boot folders.

How did this happen in the first place? Is there anyway for me to fix this issue without wiping everything? I have done some searching and found quick fixes but haven't found an explanation as to how this happened in the first place.

I also would like to create repair DVDs and a full system image of my C drive, but have not done either of these before.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:System reserved partition on Disk1. Need partition help

I have no idea what the 25MB partition is on Disk2. I also don't know why I cannot access the system reserved partition on Disk0, and why there is another system reserved partition on Disk1 that I can explore, and contains the boot folders.



1) Do not play with System Reserved partition on Disk0, as your OS will not boot.

2) mark D: INACTIVE.
Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Help Forums

3) Delete partition D:
Partition or Volume - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums

4) extend partition F:
Partition or Volume - Extend - Windows 7 Help Forums






I also would like to create repair DVDs and a full system image of my C drive, but have not done either of these before.



I recommend you make a Windows System Image.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

or
look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.

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All started with this message

Warning! Invalid first FAT entry(=0x400)!

After running some tests
Took the disk out plugged on another computer all is there C(system reserved) D(actual windows install) E (data on it) run chkdsk no errors
After that decided to go with HDAT2(v5) run READ WRITE READ repair n recover bad sectors - found some at the start of the drive.
Tried to run with the windows 7 disk it gets stuck (guess system partition does not allow to go) so i thought that it could be the notebook VGA so i decided to go with LIVE ubuntu 12.04 disk to see if i get stuck as i did when i tried to run win 7 disk - everything go well(so VGA got ruled out) . Took few more test check ins etc.

So i decided to try and delete the system reserved(100mb) partition and try to rebuild it somehow so i am here can i get some clues on what to do next
 

Answer:Solved: System reserved partition corrupted system wont boot

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When will Microsoft get around to addressing the issue that prevents upgrades from Windows 10 version 1511 to version 1607? I have tried all of the recommended work arounds with no success. I've never been able to access the reserved partition in order to change it.

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Current Master Drive (C : OCZ-VERT EX2 SCSI (my SATA Drive) - 60 GB
Current Slave Drive (D : WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 ATA - 1 TB

My computer used to have a boot file set on my slave drive, but OS installed on my
master. So i eventually reformatted it so that my boot AND OS was installed on my SATA (master) drive.
Recently a USB gave a conflict to my boot priority and wasn't letting me boot with both my hard drives intact. Solved it by loading start up repair via a win7 disk and "repaired" it.
However, now there's the partition of my slave drive, that is marked as system, active now. Before it was just "unallocated space". How can I "shift" that over so that nothing "boot worthy" or "system active" is part of my slave drive?

Thank you for your time. Please take a look below at the screen shot.

Answer:System reserved partition (system, active) on Slave drive

Disk management (right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management) should allow you to simply delete that partition if you don't need it. Just make sure you don't need it before doing so. I'd unplug the slave from the mobo and boot the computer to make sure everything is fine without it.

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hi, i bought 2tb seagate hdd few days back ... made 3 partitions (c d e) ... & didnt make a "system reserved" partition ... i thought while installing Win 7 Ultimate it would b done/made automatically ... bt it didnt make it ... is it ok or should i make it ???

Answer:No System Reserved Partition

I woudn't worry about it Blue as i think Windows sorts this out fine here is a shot of how one one my four machine looks - all the same.

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Hello all,

First of all, i am not that good in english ; therefore ,please try to understand what i try to explain.

I formerly install window xp in drive C , having reserved disk in drive D - 49.8 GB free of 49.9 GB in which I don?t install anything and no hidden file. I recently install window 7 in drive E and backup system partition (C and E ) separately .

However, During backup window 7 partition (E) by third party software, it suggest to backup reserve partition (automatically ticked in C letter partition). My question is where is the location of system reserved partition of window 7 in drive C and how to access to it also what is 0.1 GB in drive D , please?

One more query , what is the effect of installing window 7 in window? ie. clean install window xp and install window 7 from window XP. ( in case of inability to boot from optical drive or unsuccessfully create bootable usb)

Any information or suggestion will be appreciated.
Regards,
AA

Answer:Where is my system reserved partition,please ?

This may help you understand the Win7 System partition. Was reading it myself & saw your post.
Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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What is it used for?

Answer:System Reserved Partition????

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman


What is it used for?


system files including boot manager and the files needed to start windows

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Just a ponder really, i ended up giving the system reserved partition a letter, so easy bcd could read it properly, and so of course now tis showing up in my computer, but its showing as 71.5MB free out of 99.9, so why has it taken 100MB for itself if it only needs (lets be generous and say youv got bitlocker on too) 50?

Answer:why is the System reserved partition so big?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo


Just a ponder really, i ended up giving the system reserved partition a letter, so easy bcd could read it properly, and so of course now tis showing up in my computer, but its showing as 71.5MB free out of 99.9, so why has it taken 100MB for itself if it only needs (lets be generous and say youv got bitlocker on too) 50?


Good question ...

100MB is the minimum requirement for a partition as stated here:
System Partition Requirements

"Basic system partition requirements are:
Must have at least 100 megabytes (MB) of hard drive space.
Must have enough free space to create shadow copies of the partition."
Cheers!
Robert

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How do I create a system reserved partition on my SSD C: drive. I have 3 other drives installed and all have reserved system partitions.

Any help would be appreciated

Answer:No system reserved partition on my SSD

If you can boot with only your SSD connected, that means the boot loader files are present in your C: partition, and in that case, you don't need a separate System Reserved partition.

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What is System Reserved 100 MB and what we can do with this?

Answer:System Reserved 100 MB partition

The boot manager lives there, automatic recovery tools live there, bitlocker when active lives there.

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Hello,

I just recently purchased computers for our office. When we booted the computer up for the first time it went through the initial install of Windows 7 32-bit. There is one thing I dislike about per-configured computers -- and that is the multiple partitions they assign the hard drive. Anyways, I will stop ranting about this and get into the question I have today.

There are currently two partitions on the hard drives. One is C: and the other D: (System Reserved). I would not have a problem with this, but System Reserved can be accessed. It is not hidden. On the older hard drives, this partition was hidden. These computers are being pushed out to the public, so I wish to hide this partition. I do not want to delete it, because I am sure that would do harm to the hard drive.

Please help.
~ Blair

Answer:System Reserved Partition

Hey,

You can go to the Start orb, go to Administrative Tools (it can be accessed thru search) and go to Computer Management. On the left-hand sidebar, go to "Storage" and the 1 sub-category under that. Wait for the disk information to load and right-click the partition you wish to hide, and change the mounting, to remove the drive letter it is mounted under.

Good luck!

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My Win 10 64 laptop system reserved partion shows 500 MB & free 3 MB.

Can anyone tell me what shows on their Win 10 64?
 

Answer:Win 10 64 System Reserved Partition

Hi Yesnoo , My System reserved is 500 Mb & free 178 MB Win 10 64
 

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Hi,

From two days, i have tried to install windows 7 again but i did not know that system reserved partition was important so i delete it, then i saw all of my hard disk become an unallocated.
i search online and found that maybe partition table deleted with this problem but the data didn't deleted and it is on the hard disk(up to 190G).
So.....
I don't know what i must do...
,i am stopped from two days.
,i did not find any online solution suitable for me.
,What i hope is to solve this problem with minimum loss ...

If anyone can help >> thanks

Answer:System Reserved Partition

I think the best thing to do is just to reinstall.

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Hello, i was trying to install windows 10 the other day and it told me that I needed to update my system reserved partition to be around 500mb, however when i tried to expand the SRP it wouldnt let me press the expand button or any buttons for the SRP.

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When my machine was built I opted for an SSD C: drive. The guy put one in but It got to small after several months. I had a new one installed twice as big. The old one was re-assigned and being used a just another drive. I asked them to do a "repair install" as I was having windows update issues.

Now the new SSD has the System Reserved partition NP except the partition now has the drive letter D: assigned to it. I've looked all over for a fix and have found several methods to accomplish this ranging from "just delete the drive letter" to "don't do it" with things in between like delete the drive letter then re-image the drive or remount Etc. How can I delete the drive letter, bottom line, the simpler the better.

Also, now rhe DVD drive only shows up when there is a disk in the drive, all other times the drive is "hidden". This is not a real issue, I can live with it. The other is very important to me.
Any comments or suggestions welcome.
Tnx,
Dusty

Answer:System Reserved Partition

Hello Dusty,

Before we recommend anything about the "System Reserved" partition, please post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management to make sure we'll be accurate as possible. Most likely, you will just need to remove the drive letter.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

It sounds like you have Windows set to not show empty drives. Turning this off should sort the DVD issue.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Installed a Samsung SSD on my Asus CM6730-06 desktop running Win7. the Win7 OS was cloned from the Asus Pc to Samsung SSD. Windows 7 runs great off the SSD. Got a Windows 10 upgrade notice and received an automatic download of Win10 but when it tries to install I get the message "Windows 10 couldn't be installed". "We couldn't update the system reserved partition". I would like some help to upgrade to Win10 on this pc. Thank you

Answer:No system reserved partition

Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management Window:
To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen. Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.

Windows 10: How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

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Morning everyone, I have a custom PC I built and I was running 8.1 on it. I have to drives a 120gb ssd that had windows on it and I have a 1 TB that had the 350mb system reserved partition and 2 other partitions I had for data and a boatload of free space. I wanted to try and install Linux Ubuntu on the 1tb hard drive. I did a custom install on it because I didn't want it to delete my existing partitions so in the install I made 2 partitions for Ubuntu, after I installed it my 2 data partitions are gone and I don't know what happened with the 350mb system reserved partition. On that disk now is the 2 Linux partitions and a 150mb partition that I can't tell what it is. But now I can't boot into windows, even when I go from bios. My question is in that system reserved partition is that where the bootmgr is? Because I did nothing with the ssd where windows is and I get a no operating system error when I try to boot off it. I just don't know how I can fix that disk if the system reserved partition isn't on it.

Answer:System reserved partition

1) Physically disconnect the 1tb HDD.
Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

2) Then
Mark the Windows 8 SSD Drive ACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Help Forums

3) then
do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

4) When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other HDD, as Disk1.

Mark the Windows HHD Drive INACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello,

I intall W7 RTM on 2 computers. On the first the installation process is normal ... it intalls like Vista.

But, at the secound computer the installation process have created a new partition, the name is System Reserved and the size is 100MB.

Why in the first PC the System Reserved partition wasn't created?

Answer:System Reserved Partition

I want to know also, but I have not really researched this phenomenon. The reserved partition has something to do with BitLocker AFAIK. I encountered this belief here at SF.

This partiton is, or contains, the "Trusted Platform Module Security Device" on those boards that don't have one of the two chips. I'm guessing and guessing is not allowed.

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Right now i have c: partition and system reserved partition which is 100mb and active bootable partition. How can i merge system reserved and "c" partition and make system bootable.

When i am trying to merge those two using acronis disk director ,it says cant merge.

Image attached.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg12/scaled.php?server=12&filename=screenshot002mi.jpg&res=landing
 

Answer:System reserved partition.

Why do you want to do that? If you move the beginning of your Win 7 OS partition, it won't boot.

It's possible to delete the "System" partition then do a "startup repair" on the OS partition if you want to reduce the number of partitions on your disk. However, you need to leave the then unallocated 100 MB as it is.

Edit: Keep in mind that the relative sizes of partitions are not accurately displayed in Disk Management. In you attachment, your System partition and your C drive look the same size. In actuality, the System partition is only one tenth of one percent as large as C.
 

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I have an SSD with WIN7 installed. It has no System Reserved Partition (SRP) and thus no boot files on that nonexistent partition.
I've read here that individuals with a SRP of only 100mb have had issues installing WIN 10 and that those issues were resolved by expanding the SRP from 100mb to 450mb.
Will WIN 10 install if I have no SRP? Will it merely alter the boot files on my C drive?

Answer:No System Reserved Partition On My SSD

poolmon said:

I have an SSD with WIN7 installed. It has no System Reserved Partition (SRP) and thus no boot files on that nonexistent partition.
I've read here that individuals with a SRP of only 100mb have had issues installing WIN 10 and that those issues were resolved by expanding the SRP from 100mb to 450mb.
Will WIN 10 install if I have no SRP? Will it merely alter the boot files on my C drive?



I'm not certain.

I think your machine will be fine. It's not important where the boot code lives (SysReserve or WinDrive).

For the record though, it appears that a Clean install of Win10 on MBR initialized drives defaults to 500 MB. I have not seen any documentation yet.

If you only have the SSD connected, there should not be an issue when you upgrade. If have other drives connected, the install might use one of those for the boot code - this is not an optimal disk configuration. You want the System and Boot partitions on the same drive. Since your boot code is on the Windows Drive, no problem there.
I'd like to see your Disk Management. If you already downloaded the custom Management snap-in, you don't need to download it again. Just launch dmDskmgr-vd in the location you previously saved it (yes, you can still open the zip folder and launch it from inside)

Download this zip file (contains dmDskmgr-vd.mmc)

dmDskmgr-vd.zip
Double click dmDskmgr-vd.zip to open the compressed folder
Double click dmDskmgr-vd.mmc to launch the custom Disk... Read more

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I'm trying to upgrade to windows 10, currently on windows 8.1, and I need to update my system partition but I dont know how to do it. Please can someone help!

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Hi Guys,
I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7, but after downloading, it prompts the above.
Tried finding how to solve the problem only, where it is a known problem and there are steps to free up the RESERVED partition.
Problem is, my C: does not have a RESERVED partition. Only SYSTEM, and DATA partition..
Is there any way of solving the issue?
I don't mind formatting the C: SSD, but I am not sure how to backup my entire C: and being able to restore to the formatted SSD without again over-writing the RESERVED partition.
TIA!

Answer:Upgrade to 10 failed - unable to update reserved partition

Originally Posted by sturtles


...
I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7, but after downloading, it prompts:

Upgrade to 10 failed - unable to update reserved partition
Problem is, my C: SSD does not have a RESERVED partition. Only SYSTEM, and DATA partition..
...



I'd like to see your Disk Management.

Step 1: Download this zip file (contains dmDskmgr-vd.mmc)

dmDskmgr-vd.zip
Step 2: Double click dmDskmgr-vd.zip to open the compressed folder
Double click dmDskmgr-vd.mmc to launch the custom Disk Management console
You'll get an output similar to this:


Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
Attach the image to a new post.
Option 2: Use Disk Management in the x-Menu (right click the Windows menu (aka Start), select Disk Management)
Select View > Bottom > Disk list
Maximize the window and grab the screen shot.

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Hi Guys,
I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7, but after downloading, it prompts the above.
Tried finding how to solve the problem only, where it is a known problem and there are steps to free up the RESERVED partition.
Problem is, my C: does not have a RESERVED partition. Only SYSTEM, and DATA partition..
Is there any way of solving the issue?
I don't mind formatting the C: SSD, but I am not sure how to backup my entire C: and being able to restore to the formatted SSD without again over-writing the RESERVED partition.
TIA!

Answer:Upgrade to 10 failed - unable to update reserved partition

sturtles said:

...
I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 7, but after downloading, it prompts:

Upgrade to 10 failed - unable to update reserved partition
Problem is, my C: SSD does not have a RESERVED partition. Only SYSTEM, and DATA partition..
...



I'd like to see your Disk Management.

Step 1: Download this zip file (contains dmDskmgr-vd.mmc)

dmDskmgr-vd.zip
Step 2: Double click dmDskmgr-vd.zip to open the compressed folder
Double click dmDskmgr-vd.mmc to launch the custom Disk Management console
You'll get an output similar to this:


Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
Attach the image to a new post.
Option 2: Use Disk Management in the x-Menu (right click the Windows menu (aka Start), select Disk Management)
Select View > Bottom > Disk list
Maximize the window and grab the screen shot.

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Win Ten boot Loader
Under 10240 I do believe it was 505Mb
Under 10586.29 mine is 430Mb

Answer:What is the size of Your System Reserved Partition?

MikeMecanic said:

Win Ten boot Loader
Under 10240 I do believe it was 505Mb
Under 10586.29 mine is 430Mb



It does not matter if you are using 240 or 586. The standard size for system reserved partition is 500MB. That is what Windows installation set for MBR disk type. For GPT disk type, no partition is called System Reserved.

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Hello,

When originally installing Windows 7 Ultimate I noticed it created a 100mb system reserved partition. No probs.

Recently I turned on AHCI in my bios and attempted to do a clean install. This time WinPE did not create a reserved partition and despite creating an 80gb partition to install windows on it said “Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.”

Install refused to proceed any further, pointing me to some log files I could not find. I booted from my repair disk and tried to make the partition active, which was already marked as active and tried again. No luck.

I had deleted all partitions on the drive.

So I turned off AHCI and tried again. I missed the "press any key".. and system complained about a "Master boot record error".. I rebooted and tried to do install again. Same issue.

I was able to recover my system from an image I created earlier, but I sure would like to know why the reserved partition was not created, and why windows refused to install. Because I'm going to try again.

I have purchased a new HDD, one that is supposed to be much faster than my old one, which of course has not been formatted. I tried that drive with and without AHCI and had the sasme issues.

Answer:System reserved partition not created

If you have partitions defined beforehand it will not offer the Win7 100mb System Reserved partition. Wipe the HD and it likely will.

There is a way to get out of it during install, by deleting the Win7 partition and expanding the 100mb partition it creates to install Win7 there.

The easiest way to wipe and/or format the HD ahead is to boot into the Win DVD repair console, open a Command Prompt and type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now you are ready to boot back into the Win7 DVD, select Custom install and install Win7 without the System Reserved partition.

If on the other hand you want the System reserved partition, just run Diskpart through the Clean command, exit and begin Custom installation using Advanced drive tools to create New and format.

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Win Ten boot Loader
Under 10240 I do believe it was 505Mb
Under 10586.29 mine is 430Mb

Answer:What is the size of Your System Reserved Partition?

Originally Posted by MikeMecanic


Win Ten boot Loader
Under 10240 I do believe it was 505Mb
Under 10586.29 mine is 430Mb



It does not matter if you are using 240 or 586. The standard size for system reserved partition is 500MB. That is what Windows installation set for MBR disk type. For GPT disk type, no partition is called System Reserved.

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Hey,
the issue starts when i was mistaken to delete the
system reserved partition (which was 400MB). foolish, of course.

next thing i tried is booting with Hirens BootCD 10.6 dos programs
and started "Active Partition Recovery 3.0"

In the program, i've noticed i got two unallocated spaces to scan -
one, the size of 0.96mb, and the 2nd is 297Gb (my whole HD size)

and one logical C:, size of 0.40gb, the actual size of the partition i deleted.

i started to freak out.
booted with Hirens once again, this time to mini windows xp,
to see if all my drives are okay - and noticed - i've don't got any drives !
like i deleted all the partition except the system reserved one,
which CANT BE POSSIBLE.

i deleted the System Reserved partition, with Aomei Partition Assistant
then i wanted to merge the 400MB of free space to my C:\ drive.

I right clicked the C: partition -> Merge & Resize
and added the 400mb to that partition.

says it needed a reboot.

from then - of course the system won't boot.
and now i fear the most - 300GB of data is deleted as well.

Please, I beg you - help me!
i really don't know what to do from here.

Talking about Toshiba Satellite L500d Laptop
with Windows 7 x64 Enterprise installed on it.

Please help

Answer:System Reserved partition deleted - please HELP

Where did you buy your Windows 7 Enterprise from?



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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I have a hdd from an old acer computer. Before I discarded the computer it crashed.I stupidly attempted to load windows 7 on a non-compatible computer. I couldn't access data. it would only show "system reserved partition" I have been unsuccessful in accessing the drive or recovering 80 Gb of data. Any hints you could offer are helpful.

Answer:System reserved partition - can't access

If you can connect the rive to another working system - perhaps using a usb adapter - you maybe able to recover files using file recovery software.At this stage of evens, don't try to install or write "anything" the 80gig drive. Connect as above - or slave it to another working system (as per riider...) and run the recovery software from that "other" working system... Any files it may find, save to the hard drive on the working system if possible; not the 80gig.

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As we are limited to four primary partitions on an MBR disk, or three and an extended logical, and as I want a multiboot setup I need to remove at least one primary and preferably two.  Looking at my System Reserved partition it contains only a log file, which seems to me rather a waste of a primary.  I think I could also dispense with the Recovery partition as I have a whole of disk backup as it is now. Any reason I shouldn't just remove both?

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Hi all,I recently migrated the Win7 OS from my HDD to SSD using EaseUS Partition Master 10.5. Everything runs smoothly now but I have a 139 GB system reserved partition on the SSD which was 200 MB on my HDD.I'm wondering whether to shrink the partition but I'm not sure whether I'd end up messing up the system.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:139 GB system reserved partition after cloning to SSD

Shrinking partition could help you release some unused space from one partition and get some unallocated space. After that, you could make new partitions and/or increase other partition size with the unallocated space.you say you use EaseUS Partition Master ,but i am not familar with  this software, but i know a software which named AOMEI Partition Assistant which can shirnk the partition without damaging the system file.

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Hello sevenforums,

I accidentaly deleted the system reserved partition(100mb) and now I'm getting the error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk".

It's a clean HDD.

I'm waiting for an answer. Thank you.

Answer:Problem with system reserved partition.

What are you trying to do ?

It can`t be a clean hard drive if it had a sys res partition on it.

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Last week when I clean-installed 1607, a 500 MB system reserved partition was created. There had been no such partition when I was running 1511.

Question 1: Next time when I clean-install Windows, will it use this same partition or create a new one?
Question 2: Next time if I update Windows to a newer version, will it use this same partition or create a new one?

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Today I bought a brand new 3TB HDD and a 240GB SSD. I tried to install windows to the SSD, however it has taken it upon itself to install a 100mb System Reserved partition to my HDD.
Normally this wouldnt seem like a problem, however I can't access 764.52GB of this new drive.
My questions are as followed.

How do I move the partition to the SSD?
How do I access all 3TB of my HDD?

I'm starting to pull my hair out with frustration, a push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Need help moving System Reserved partition from 3TB HDD to SSD.

I've been able to avoid the creation of that partition, by pre-partitioning my HDD (using GParted) before attempting to install W7.

Have a look at these tutorials:
Windows 7 Help Forums - Search Results

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I've seen threads like this here before none of them solved my problem.

I was installing and when I did a clean install and it wouldn't work when I got to

exit

xcopy F= D= /h/i/s

^ it would say invalid file.

I tried to install anyways after doing some research finding nobody having that problem, when it got to 'Expanding windows files' or something like that, it would stay ay 0%.

I read somewhere that the 100mb system reserved file is useless, and I deleted it because it was not present on the installation tutorial... but apparently I read the wrong advice...

Now when I cut it on I have no options and it won't boot, can't access BIOS.. How screwed am I? because this is not my laptop it's a friends I thought I could fix.

Answer:Deleted System Reserved Partition

Hi, Welcome to forums.

System reserved partition contains

Use your windows system disk to run a windows repair, if not then you just have to reinstall windows. Here's how you do it.

Startup Repair

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My system reserved partition keeps expanding!! How do I limit the size?

I have checked the forums and internets but not come up with a clear answer

A few days ago MS disk image failed because there was not enough free space in the system image partition for the shadow copy. The existing 100mb partition was 98% full.

I expanded the partition to 250mb and everything was fine.

I looked today and the 250mb partition is now 80% full at about 200mb. It seems to be a relentless blob devouring my SSD.

I can of course keep enlarging the partition but would prefer to some how limit it. My understanding is that the actual boot sector files are no more than 30mb so what keep expanding into the remaining space.

System is Windows 10 pro/4GB RAM/240GB primary boot SSD with 250mb "system reserved" partition with the remainder a second OS partition. Both partitions are NTSF. System has 3 other data drives of varying size installed.

Is there any administrator tool or registry change I can make to resolve the issue?

Answer:System Reserved Partition Question

On a MBR type system - the System Partition is 500MB
this is to allow for boot files and winre..

or use diskpart to assign a drive letter to that partition - and see what is uses the space..

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Here is a description of what I think the problem is. These occurred over 2 years. Item #11 is my question, the rest is background.
1)Installed Windows 7 upgrade from Windows XP and kept a dual boot system for several months.
2)Changed the BCD to make it just boot to Win7.
3)Later deleted Win7 from my computer.
4)I needed to reinstall Win 7, but it wouldn?t accept the product ID. Microsoft support said it was because XP was no longer present. They helped me solve that problem.
5)I later migrated Win 7 & other programs (all data are on separate HDDS) to a new SSD
6)Moved image of boot drive to a larger SSD, expanded the primary partition on the new drive to make the additional storage available.
7)Removed the old, smaller SSD from the computer, and kept it as a backup.
8)In the process of combining 2 partitions on a 3TB drive I noticed 100MB used for a System Reserved Partition. The SSD boot drive does not have one & neither Win7 or WinXP were on that HDD, so I didn?t think it was used. I booted from a repair disk and used diskpart to delete that partition and another tool to merge it with the primary partition.
9)Now, Win 7 on my new SSD hangs at the splash screen. Trying to repair using my original Windows 7 installation disk doesn?t work (and it wants to resurrect Win XP, which no longer exists except in the depths of the registry).
10)I?m back to running on the smaller SSD (Corsair Force 120 MB) I kept as a backup.
11)I know I can do a fresh install on the un... Read more

Answer:How do I recreate a System Reserved Partition?

Use a win7 install disk and boot to "recovery environment". Mark the SSD partition ACTIVE. Try "startup repair".

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Is it possible to safely rename the 'System Reserved' partition?
The only reason I ask is because I use a triple boot Chameleon setup, and it is annoying that I have to select 'System Reserved' to boot into Windows 7. (Trivial, I know, but irritating!)
Windows won't boot from the 'Windows' partition - just get the usual 'BOOTMGR is missing message'.
Is it possible to remove the 'System Reserved' partition, and boot from the Windows partition?

Answer:Renaming 'System Reserved' Partition?

Load SYSTEM DISK and Repair.

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Does anyone know how to (if possible), to defragment the System Reserved partition pls?

Answer:Defrag System Reserved partition

The built-in windows defragmenter does defragment that partition on schedule or manually.

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