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  1. #291


    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Posts : 20
    Win 8x64 - Win 7x64, Win7x32


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    "System Reserved Partition?"
    Where are you guys seeing that?

    I hate to sound like a noob (I'm not) but I've never had to worry about "System Reserved Partition" or ever been confronted with sizing whatever it is.

    My DM screenshot:

    Attachment 2024
    You probably have to have to "View Hidden System Files" in Folder options, or it is in the new ribbon on an appropriate page.

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  2. #292


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Thanks Bill that's very interesting something to bear in mind.

    Danny
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  3. #293


    I'm dual booting and all I did was create a new partition and install the DP8102.
    Simple like here.

    In my laptop there's an OEM partition (not sysres) with some recovery tools, but Win8 didnt create anything new.

    In my other rig there's a 100 MB partition (Win7 sysres)... but no need to increase its size to install WDP like some reported here.

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  4. #294


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    This is mine in VMPlayer with an install onto an empty virtual disk.

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #295


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I'm dual booting and all I did was create a new partition and install the DP8102.
    Simple like here.

    In my laptop there's an OEM partition (not sysres) with some recovery tools, but Win8 didnt create anything new.

    In my other rig there's a 100 MB partition (Win7 sysres)... but no need to increase its size to install WDP like some reported here.

    My System Reserved is 200Mb and I dual booted with no issues.May be something to bear in mind for the future though.
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  6. #296


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by rowal5555 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    "System Reserved Partition?"
    Where are you guys seeing that?

    I hate to sound like a noob (I'm not) but I've never had to worry about "System Reserved Partition" or ever been confronted with sizing whatever it is.

    My DM screenshot:

    Attachment 2024
    You probably have to have to "View Hidden System Files" in Folder options, or it is in the new ribbon on an appropriate page.
    One of the first things I did (enable system and hidden files).

    Seriously, if it's not showing up on my disk management, I have no sysres partition. I never have.

    I still cannot find a really good reason to have one except for maybe a new computer with a branded sysres.
    Kinda like when I bought this laptop with Vista installed and rolled back to XP. I eliminated the system partition. When I upgraded to Win7 I never looked back and never had a sysres. When I installed Win8 7989, I never had a sysres. When I deleted that partition and installed win8 8102, I never had a sysres.
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  7. #297


    Lol, you don't need to unhide hidden files to see sysres. Since sysres doesn't have a drive letter, it wont show up in windows explorer. To see it, go to the disk management window.
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  8. #298


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Lol, you don't need to unhide hidden files to see sysres. Since sysres doesn't have a drive letter, it wont show up in windows explorer. To see it, go to the disk management window.
    Yeah, I know.

    Before I get flamed, however, I have to admit, I misspoke about "never having a sysres." I did have one on my laptop when I bought it with Vista installed, as I recollect a bit more clearly, but I quickly removed it when I downgraded (upgraded, in my eyes) to XP.

    That was then, this is now, and I'm lovin' Win7 as well as pre-beta Win8 (no sysres).
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  9. #299


    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64


    In my opinion It can be an advantage in a dual boot. In your case Mike if im not mistaken if you deleted your Windows 7 partition for a clean install Windows 8 wouldn't boot as 7 is the active partition and you would be removing the boot files for 8. You would have to run a start-up repair on 8 to mark it as active to get it to boot.Its totally personal choices.
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  10. #300


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
    In my opinion It can be an advantage in a dual boot. In your case Mike if you deleted you Windows 7 partition for a clean install Windows 8 wouldn't boot as 7 is the active partition and you would be removing the boot files for 8. You would have to run a start-up repair on 8 to mark it as active to get it to boot.Its totally personal choices.
    Hi, Danny!

    Thing is, when I installed Win8 7989, all I did was create a partition and install it. When I went to Win8 8102, I deleted the Win8 7989 partition and just installed it there. I never deleted my Win7 partition, just re-sized it to fit the initial Win8 7989 leak.

    Dual boot worked both times.
    I liked the new Win8 8102 OS selection screen but changed the boot order in "Options" at the selection screen pushing me back to the standard Win7 OS selection screen. I did a refresh of Win8 8102 and now I have the Win8 8102 OS selection screen again.
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