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Can the Windows 7 system reserved partition be deleted without problems?

While installing Windows 7, I see that there's a "Disk 0 Partition 1 : System Reserved" partition with Total Space as 100 MB and Free Space as 71 MB. I never created that partition manually, and while deleting it, it gives a warning that it might contain system files, etc. Is that partition really necessary? Because Windows 7 already has limitation on the number of partitions.


EDIT: Just forgot to mention, the type is shown as "System".

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marked as duplicate by Bob, Indrek, Dave M, Moab, Sathya Jun 1 '12 at 6:39

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It sounds like your using dynamic partitions. If that is the case this partition does not count against your limit. Of course you would be a fool to partition your hdd a great deal because frankly you are then less likely to backup your system. –  Ramhound May 31 '12 at 11:35
If you format the entire drive NTFS (single partition) before installing Windows 7 it will not create the system partition during installation. –  Moab May 31 '12 at 19:53

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I have tried it out, by deleting it you wont be able to boot into windows on restart. So avoid doing so. :)

This link might help you by creating an extended partition.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Sathya May 31 '12 at 13:26

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