Is it correct if I don't make the system partition (100MB) for the boot loader that Windows 7 setup automatically creates when a hard disk is not preformatted?

  • Correct, it will automatically create the partition on a blank hard drive.
    – Moab
    Dec 30, 2010 at 15:13

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It's not exactly "correct" but it is not necessary to have the WinRE (Recovery) partition on the drive. It is fairly easy to avoid the partition but not worth the time and effort in my opinion.

  • thank you for your answer john.I was wondering if removing this partition would affect overall Windows 7 system functions.Based on your answer this will not affect something except maybe the system restores?
    – Denja
    Dec 30, 2010 at 17:24
  • Not even system restores, only Windows Recovery. It will not effect your system in any other way.
    – John T
    Dec 30, 2010 at 20:52
  • I install a Windows 7 without this System Partition and I was wondering why I couldn´t Recover the system from the recovery CD.Thanks +1
    – Denja
    Jan 17, 2011 at 15:09

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