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System Reserved in One Partition Vs. Separate Partition?

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    System Reserved in One Partition Vs. Separate Partition?


    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:

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


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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    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.
    I did that at the windows installation option.

    I create new partition on an unallocated disk (an SSD). The installer asks to have an additional partition, I clicked yes. Now I have System Reserved partition (Drive 0 Partition 0) and the other is Drive 0 Partition 1.

    To merge them, I delete the Drive 0 Partition 1 so that now the partition is back to unallocated again. I clicked on System Reserved and choose Extend. So that's the story how I got System Reserved as C:\.
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