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Move Windows bootloader to another disk

So i am planing on copying my C: drive to an SSD however my bootloader is on a secondary hard drive somehow. I have used the bootrec function with no luck. Any ideas?
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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
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Why? - Win 8.1 chkdsk runs each bootup against hidden 450MB recovery partition

This problem won't be easy...be warned. Windows 8.1 x64 (installed as Windows 8.1, not as an upgrade) with ALL updates installed and working perfectly (as per event log viewer) ...two days ago. There ...
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Windows 8 refresh from partition disk

Here's my situation: I bought Win8 from the internet when it was 30 dollars. I upgraded it to Win 8.1 I do not have a CD/DVD drive. In order to install it, I created a disk partition from my 64GB ...
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My whole HDD is system reserved

Well I've got a 750 GB Hihachi HDD. I've installed Ubuntu on one of it's partitions (space dedicated to it is 50 GB). Now all of the other space which will be about 643 GB has become System Reserved ...
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Format System Reserved Partition when installing second instance of Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 installed on one partition. Now I want to install a second instance of Windows 8.1 on another partition, but the setup says there is not enough space on the system partition. My ...
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Recover recovery partition

My hard drive on my Sleekbook 15 crashed*. I am outside the US so I cannot get warranty/direct support on it. I found that the "recovery partition" on the crashed disk is accessible still, is there ...
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Specify system and root partitions for Windows 7 during install

I want to install Windows 7 on a PC that currently has linux installed. My HDD is using the MBR partitioning scheme and its layout is like this: 130MB free space; swap partition(primary); 1.9TB ext4 ...
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“not enough disk space” error while Windows 7 installation

After spending the last week mucking about with an install of Windows 7 x64 SP1 that I really need to do a repair install on (vs doing a clean install), I'm stumped as to how to get around this ...
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Is the EFI partition and GPT necessary with less than 2 TiB?

I have a 1 TB external USB hard drive that is GUID partitioned with a 100MB FAT32 EFI partition. The thing is that its a 1 terabyte drive. From what I'm aware, the limit is at 2 tebibytes (TiB). ...
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System reserved

I have a HP laptop. I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate from home basic. Now I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 8 but when I do I get a message saying not enough system partition. So I opened the disk ...
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How do brand laptop manufacturers restrict hard disk drive?

I'm curious to know, when I bought a brand new laptop there are limitations to create or change the HDD partitions, except the following partitions: c:\ drive (Main partition + OS drive) NTFS. 400 ...
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How to avoid issue with windows 8 system reserved partition?

I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my Computer. At the Setup it created a 100 MB sized "System Reserved Partition". I upgraded my operating system to Windows 8 and now, when I modify my system files ...
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How to Refresh or Reset Windows 8 without the System Reserved partition?

The article Refresh and reset your PC mentions exactly what happens during the refresh and reset operations in Windows 8: Refresh The PC boots into Windows RE. Windows RE scans the hard drive for ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8 in only one partition?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on a blank drive. It asks for and creates a small partition of about 350 MiB named System Reserved instead of installing only in the partition I would like it to be. ...
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Two System Reserved Partitions after clean install on new drives

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on a pair of SSDs (RAID 0) and was going to clear out my old HDD when I saw I have two system reserved partitions: AFAIK I'm booting from Disk 1 (BIOS says ...
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Windows 7 system reserved drive autorun popup

I have several drives attached to a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional machine. In the last week, I am getting repeated, constant autorun popups for a new drive, with the label 'System reserved'. Before I ...
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Does OEM partition stores Windows 7 serial key ?

Does OEM partition stores the serial key which is grabbed by the Win 7 setup done from the disk provided with laptop. I realized that when you install clean system from Windows 7 disk you get with ...
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Windows 7 remove the System “bit” from partition

I bought a new PC with Windows 7 preinstalled, and then I got a new SSD to freshly install OS on, and use the old hard drive as secondary. I didn't know much about the 200MB "System Partition" at the ...
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Avoiding the pesky Windows 7 System Reserved Partition

I want to avoid the 100 MB "System reserved" partition which gets created when installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a blank hard drive. What is the easiest way do do this?
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How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?

Acer Aspire 4720Z Laptop, Windows Vista SP2: I have a 111.79MB SATA/AHCI hard disk with the following partitions: The first partition, used for Recovery, originally had a logical name of ...
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How do I hide the System Reserved partition?

How do I hide the System Reserved partition from the Windows Explorer? On the above screenshot, I want to get rid of System Reserved (D:). How do I do that? I will never need to access it from ...
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Boot Camp Control Panel does not show my Startup Disk as an option

I have successfully installed an OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 (a PCI-Express card which behaves like an SSD drive) in a Mac Pro workstation, and restored a Windows image on it using Shadow Protect IT Edition. My ...
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Can't install Ubuntu due to “unusable space” - what should I do?

I have the following partitions: When trying to install Ubuntu, it failed to read any of them and said "unusable space". The same from Kubuntu, Arch Linux and OpenSUSE. I tried to reinstall ...
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Removing Linux Partition on Windows 7 machine

Awhile ago, I installed a triple boot system with Windows 7, Vista and linux. Like most of the other people I know, I consistently use Win 7 more than any of the other two and want to delete the ...