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Boot Partition Showing in Drives

  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    Boot Partition Showing in Drives


    Just installed 8.1 on one of my machines. The 100 mb "system reserved" boot partition is showing up as drive E in the drives. It does not show on my other Win 8 machine. Why would this be?
    It's not hurting anything but it's kind of annoying and in the way. Is there some way to hide it?
    Thanks for your help
    Jim

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    It always has shown up in Computer Management. It is just that Windows 8.1 does it a different way in how it partitions the drive. That Boot Partition is for UEFI and has to stay.

    As for annoying. Not if you do not go into Computer Management. Any partition will show up. There is no way to hide it.
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  3. #3


    Doesnt this way,hide specific drive letters in 8.1?It works with 8,just asking...
    How do i hide the 100MB partition? Solved - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    There are no drive letters on those partitions. It should not even be showing up in My Computer, unless someone assigns it a Drive Letter. That is why the OP in that post proudtobegreek has it showing.

    All of the systems I have worked on that are from being on a small workgroup, to being on a domain. Have never had the System Reserved partitions show up in My Computer.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It always has shown up in Computer Management. It is just that Windows 8.1 does it a different way in how it partitions the drive. That Boot Partition is for UEFI and has to stay.

    As for annoying. Not if you do not go into Computer Management. Any partition will show up. There is no way to hide it.
    Yes it will show up in Disk Management but normally it won't have a drive letter. The OP's issue is its showing up in My PC and has a drive letter E. At least that's the way I read it.
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    Central IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It always has shown up in Computer Management. It is just that Windows 8.1 does it a different way in how it partitions the drive. That Boot Partition is for UEFI and has to stay.

    As for annoying. Not if you do not go into Computer Management. Any partition will show up. There is no way to hide it.
    Yes it will show up in Disk Management but normally it won't have a drive letter. The OP's issue is its showing up in My PC and has a drive letter E. At least that's the way I read it.
    That is because the OP assigned a drive letter to it, which should have never been done.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It always has shown up in Computer Management. It is just that Windows 8.1 does it a different way in how it partitions the drive. That Boot Partition is for UEFI and has to stay.

    As for annoying. Not if you do not go into Computer Management. Any partition will show up. There is no way to hide it.
    Go into disk management and remove the drive letter. proudtobegreek's link looks like it will tell you how to do it if you don't already know.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by otisdog View Post
    Just installed 8.1 on one of my machines. The 100 mb "system reserved" boot partition is showing up as drive E in the drives. It does not show on my other Win 8 machine. Why would this be?
    It's not hurting anything but it's kind of annoying and in the way. Is there some way to hide it?
    Thanks for your help
    Jim
    Remove the drive letter E in Computer Management/Disk Management:

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It always has shown up in Computer Management. It is just that Windows 8.1 does it a different way in how it partitions the drive. That Boot Partition is for UEFI and has to stay.

    As for annoying. Not if you do not go into Computer Management. Any partition will show up. There is no way to hide it.
    Yes it will show up in Disk Management but normally it won't have a drive letter. The OP's issue is its showing up in My PC and has a drive letter E. At least that's the way I read it.
    That is because the OP assigned a drive letter to it, which should have never been done.
    Yes, he or she might have, I've seen Windows do it itself. Its rare but it happens. I jumped the gun with my reply, I got distracted and didn't see your second statement, sorry.

    EDIT: wait a minute, that last statement wasn't there when I quoted you?
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    Question remains,will OS be still bootable,if the wrongly assigned letter will be removed?
    EDIT,was still on post 6 while asking...
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