w8.1 350mb system reserved zone , can i remove?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i did notice that the w8.1 system reserved is a partition of 350mb(w7 100mb)
    i know it's no so much

    but can i remove it?

    somebody does say w8.1 run faster without the system reserved

    thanks
     
  2. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    I am not sure if Win8.1 will run faster without the system reserved partition. But I think you can remove it.
     
  3. Jim1cor13

    Jim1cor13 Registered Member

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    Hi mantra :)

    Yes, it can be removed, but it must be done properly. Perhaps this link will help, courtesy of BrianK that I found in an older post. Pay close attention to the details and instructions. Keep the following in mind before proceeding:

    Important: This article covers removing the System Reserved partition created when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a MBR drive. Do not attempt to perform this procedure on UEFI systems where Windows is installed on a GPT drive.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=409

    Hope this helps :)

    Jim
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Great read, many thanks for bring up the link.
    Terabytes tech articles are indeed great learning materials.

     
  5. Jim1cor13

    Jim1cor13 Registered Member

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    Hi oliverjia :)

    You are welcome :) Glad it was helpful.

    Indeed, Terabyte is a top notch company. Many helpful articles there and great
    software for sure.

    Jim
     
  6. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    The TB process is intended to "move" the boot info from the SRP partition to the OS partition. This is useful if you use special boot info (some TB procedures create this type of boot info).

    If the boot info is not special, a simpler process can be used to create new and standard boot info in the OS partition. As I recall, this simplified procedure is described in the original thread.
     
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