I just converted my Windows system disk from MBR to GPT.

Windows now has this tool, which failed to validate for me, saying it couldn't find my OS:

MBR2GPT.exe | Microsoft Docs

So instead, I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert from MBR to GPT:

How to Convert MBR Disk to GPT | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial

My final disk layout has 3 partitions:


Can I delete the old [System] partition at this point?

It would be nice to remove it from the Clover bootloader screen, and the extra 350MB of space would be a bonus.


Short Answer

No. Regardless of partition structure, you cannot delete the System Reserved partition.

Long Answer

Unless you plan on using BitLocker (or any system-modifying programs), you can delete it, but caution is advised. If you encounter any boot problems, you will have to use an external repair disk. (Again, regardless of partition structure.)




You'd better not delete this partition, because it stores files used for bitlocker drive encryption. For more details, please see https://www.howtogeek.com/192772/what-is-the-system-reserved-partition-and-can-you-delete-it/

  • Link-only answers are not typically considered helpful. You should edit this answer so it includes all relevant information to answer the question – Ramhound May 22 '18 at 9:02

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