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Win8: Moving System Reserved partition to different drive

Kerrma

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I have 3 drives on my Windows 8.1 System. Drive 1 (labeled Disk 0) is a 4TB HDD which currently holds the 350MB System Reserved Partition.

Drives 2 & 3 (labeled Disk 1 (C:) ) are SSDs set in a RAID 1 configuration.

How do I move the System Reserved Partition from Disk 0 to Disk 1?


 

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Berton

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I have 3 drives on my Windows 8.1 System
I see only 2 physical HDDs in your image.
In the image below Blue indicates the drives, HDD and Optical, and Yellow shows the partitions on the HDDs.

I think you don't/can't remove that partition, it was created during Windows installation. I have the same 3 partitions on my 320GB HDD, Custom computer with default install of Win8.0 followed by Win8.1 Update. If you look closely at the size it is quite small, mine is less than 1% of the HDD total size, looks like yours is even smaller.
What is the System Reserved Partition and Can You Delete It?

 

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Kerrma

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I see only 2 physical HDDs in your image.

Disk 1 (my C: drive) is made up of 2 physical SSD's in RAID 1 configuration so only shows up as a single volume.

I don't want to completely remove the system reserved partition, I just want it to be on Disk 1 rather than Disk 0, which will then allow me to convert Disk 0 to a GPT disk.

Do you know of any methods that will enable me to move the partition to Disk 1 and remove it from Disk 0?
 

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Berton

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The page I linked to should give you all you need to do it. However, the use of RAID may change things, can't say about that.
 

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