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  1. #1
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    Question 'System Reserved' Partition Question

    I installed an SSD as my system disk C:\ (Disk 1 ). The WD drive it replaced is now used as storage for archived files. This physical drive, 'Disk 2' has two partitions, G:\ and H:\ . The G:\ partition is 100MB, and according to Disk Management in Win-7 is labled 'System Reserved'. See screen shot.

    The partition in question has a few hidden system files and folders that I believe are left over from when I made the drive switch:

    $Recycle.Bin (folder) 03/20/12
    Boot (folder) 05/02/11
    System Volume Information (folder) 03/20/2012
    Bootmgr (file) 11/20/2010
    BOOTSECT.BAK (file) 05/02/2011

    Since I no longer use this drive as my boot drive, can I safely delete these folders and files and remove this partition in order to reclaim the space? It's not really hurting anything, but I just wanted to clean thing up a little.



    Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

    --Preston

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    Default Re: 'System Reserved' Partition Question

    Hi Preston-

    Yes you can.
    Wilson Chau - System Specialist
    wchau@pugetsystems.com
    http://www.pugetsystems.com

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    Default Re: 'System Reserved' Partition Question

    Here's a good explanation of that partition:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../gg441289.aspx

    I'd advise keeping it on your OS drive, but now that the hard drive in question is a secondary drive, delete away!

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    Default Re: 'System Reserved' Partition Question

    Wilson and Jon,

    Thank you for your prompt answer to my query! I read the TechNet article--interesting. There are a lot of good tips for Win-7 there.

    I wasn't planning to do anything to my boot drive--to scared! I will clean up that other drive, though.

    Thanks again,

    --Preston
    Last edited by Preston; 04-27-2012 at 10:26 AM.

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