What is System Reserved Partition?
System reserved partition is produced with Windows 7 operating system, and it created when you install a brand new Windows 7 or Windows 8 system on a clean disk. It is a partition which is separated for booting system files, and it won’t occupy any drive letter. Originally, it only needs 100 MB on Windows 7 and almost 350 MB on Windows 8. System reserved partition is designed by considering the security. This is one reason that Windows prefers to hide it by default than create a drive letter for it . When use the Disk Management to partition disk, the system will partition a part for it in default. Actually, most of people won’t notice system reserved partition because you can only see it when you use Disk Management or other similar utility.
Can I Remove System Reserved Partition?
System reserved partition is connected with system boot. You cannot delete it as you want. Otherwise, it could result the Windows won’t boot. Thus, do not delete the system partition wayward. After all, it won’t occupy much more space on your computer. But, if you really hate this partition and you really want it, you’d probably prevent it from being created when you install the system, try to remove this system reserved partition.
To prevent the system reserved partition being created, you need to use other disk partition software or within the Windows installer like the following steps:
First, open a Command Prompt window by pressing Shift+F10 while installing Windows.
Second, type “diskpart” and press Enter.
Then, create a new partition in the unallocated space. If you have only one completely drive in the computer, type “select disk 0” and “create partition primary” to use the entire unallocated space on the drive for the new partition.
Thus, when you continue the setup process, you will choose the partition that you created before, and this will remove the system reserved partition after installing Windows. So, maybe you will confused “what if it has already been created on the computer? can I remove it?”
If the system reserved partition is created, do not try to delete it directly. It is important to know that there are all the boot loader files. Any file lost would result system boot error. Let alone the entire partition. To delete it, you’d better move the boot loader files from system reserved partition to C drive (the main system partition). Considering the security, here we recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant for you to remove system reserved partition.
Remove System Reserved Partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant and AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Partition Assistant has many editions to different users. For PC users, there are two editions Standard and Professional. Here, you can try the Standard because it’s free.
Before you do, there are some tips for you:
* Backup system with AOMEI Backupper in case of some unexpected situations, which may cause the data loss. For example, wrong operating, suddenly shut down, and other accidents.
* create a bootable media CD so that after deleting the system partition, you can use it to boot the machine.
* Please run it under Windows PE mode.
Step1. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch it. Here, you can see the system reserved partition at the list. As you see, it doesn’t have drive letter, so, you can give it a drive letter first.
Step2. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Click Backup and select File Backup to backup all the files in the system reserved partition. Click Disk Backup to backup the whole data on the disk in case of data lose.
Step3. Click Create bootable media under Utilities tab so that you can use it to boot the computer.
Step4. Use AOMEI Partition Assistant to delete the system reserved partition.
Step5. After the system reserved partition deleted, your Windows system may not boot. There, you can use the bootable media to restore the file backup image of system reserved partition to the C drive, so that the boot progress will proceed from C partition directly.
Personally speaking, the system reserved partition won’t take a lot of space, and it can ensure your computer boot even there is something wrong with system partition. If you really don’t want to see it, you can hide this partition. you can only see it when you use Disk Management or other similar utility.