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"System Reserved" - Options to Skip at installation or Create at 200MB

Q: "System Reserved" - Options to Skip at installation or Create at 200MB

Eventual goal Windows Linux dual boot Intermediate goal Clean install Windows upgrade Skip installation "System Options - or at Create at to Reserved" 200MB from Vista using a pre-SP Upgrade disk or a Digital River iso with SP I have been reading for days but these questions remain concerning System Reserved partition Will the Windows Installer accept and use a MB System Reserved partition that I myself create at the start of Installation using the diskpart utility - but which it normally seeks "System Reserved" - Options to Skip at installation or Create at 200MB to create on its own I understand that the quot select Language quot installation step is where to do this I will pre-designate it as an active MB NTFS partition with a System Reserved label I want it to be MB instead of the standard MB just to be cautious To try to compel acceptance of this configuration I will create a second NTFS partition over all remaining space and which will be shrunk later very soon to make space for Linux Mint - Is it an error to pre-designate this as quot Active quot with diskpart I saw one comment that the Windows seeks to make quot the first active partition quot as the System Reserved partition - Will pre-designation as quot active quot cause any dangers at next boot up process If I don't pre-label it as quot active quot I worry that the Windows installer might not pick it up as the System Reserved partition ALTERNATE OPTION Single C partition for Windows no SysRsrvd If I forego creation of the System Reserved partition -- by using diskpart to create one single NTFS partition over entire disk at the start of Installation -- can a Windows Linux dual-boot system be successfully configured on a system where the boot files are present on the C drive Windows - What might be the boot load Win or Linux Grub etc issues or problems I would meet with a quot single partition quot Windows OS - Is it better to have a System Reserved partition present on a dual boot system

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A: "System Reserved" - Options to Skip at installation or Create at 200MB

If you create 200mb sys reserved, mark it active and 7 will install boot critical files to it.






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Is it better to have a System Reserved partition present on a dual boot system?


No, it doesn't matter.






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can a Windows/Linux dual-boot system be successfully configured on a system where the boot files are present on the C:/ drive (Windows)?


Yes






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What might be the boot load (Win or Linux Grub, etc.) issues or problems I would meet with a "single partition" Windows OS?


None. You can let grub2 install to mbr and use the grub boot menu to control evrything, or you can install grub2 to the linux partition, then add it to windows boot menu (That is what I do, but just slightly complicated).

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A:How do I create the "system reserved" partition for use by Bitlocker?

Hello Snake, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you use the BitLocker wizard to encrypt the OS drive, then BitLocker will automatically create the System Reserved partition for you.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/335056-how-do-i-create-system-reserved-partition-use-bitlocker.html
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In "Disk Management", I've noticed these partition labels missing:"X" (or "System Reserved") is missing System label,
"Y" (or "OS") is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump labels

Thank you!

A:Both "System reserved" and "C" partition cloned to external HDD: boot?

You cannot boot Win7 on external HD, unless it is connected via eSATA.

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A:Windows 8 installation"System could not create a partition..." Help???

ok i figured out all i needed to do was to leave the space unallocated.
Once i did that it gave me a warning in the installation and then asked if i wanted to continue. i pressed continue installation and it started installing windows 8 CP.

Although im having a new problem now. After the installation it restarted and started windows 7 and i cant seem to get to windows 8?

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A:Installation Problem ("System could not create a partition...")

Did you run the WIn7 upgrade advisor to find if your hardware can run Win7? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

If you still have XP on the HD, update the BIOS to latest version from maker's Support Download's webpage for your computer or mobo model .

Boot the Windows 7 installer, press Shift F10 at bootup, opening a Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit

Now boot back into installer to Custom install to partition you created.

If there are further problems, please reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Also in BIOS setup, check the SATA controller setting: Try AHCI first, then IDE if neccessary.

If these all fail, post back your System Specs at link in bottom left corner of your post.

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Not realizing this was an upgrade install disk, I tried to install Win7. I didn't know about the clean install method, so I started over with an installation of WinXP (slipstreamed to deal with the SATA drive).

Next, I ran the Custom Installation upgrade to Win7.

So far, it seems to be working ok.

However, the Local Drive is D: instead of C:. The System Reserved drive in labeled C:. Should I be concerned? Should/Can I change this?

Attached are screenshots of Disk Management and explorer window.

Thank you for any info.
-Nate

A:"System Reserved (C:)" and "Local Disk (D:)" ??

Try removing the System Reserved drive letter in Disk Management to see if Win7 claims C instead. It sometimes works.

There is no reason you can't operate with Win7 as D even though it is meant to always assume the C letter unless it's installer is run from another OS.

But if you do I would not allow a drive letter for SysReserved as programs can write to and corrupt it, especially the ability to make Win7 backup images.

Now that you know you can clean install Win7 without needing XP on the HD, I would strongly consider booting the installer to do a Custom install, choose Drive Options to Delete all partitions, Create new as you wish, then Format before installing to first partition after SysReserved it will create for you. The installer will see an OS at boot to allow use of Upgrade version key upfront during install.

Here are tips to get a perfect reinstall - use the ones which apply: Clean Reinstall steps

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A:How do i skip "scanning: system error memory dump files"?

(plucked from microsoft answers)
1. Open a Command Window in Administrator mode:
* click Start
* click All Programs, then Accessories
* right click on the Command Prompt option,
* on the drop down menu which appears, click on the Run as Administrator option.
* If you haven’t disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn’t!) you will be asked for authorisation. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.
2. Start the System File Checker
* In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow,
* press Enter.
* You’ll see “the system scan will begin”.
The scan may take some time and windows will repair/replace any corrupt or missing files. You will be asked to insert your Vista DVD if it’s needed.
Close the Command Prompt Window when the job is finished.
One caveat: you need a Windows DVD to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs.

Good Luck

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A:Create system reserved partition after installation

Initially I installed windows on my ssd (c: ) and windows created the sysres partition on my unformatted hd (without telling me anything)



Here's the reason why: http://www.eightforums.com/installat...tml#post390128

Now, back to your question:
In Your C: drive, create a partition of 350MB ie. 358400 = 350 X 1024 ===> this should give you exactly 350MBAssign the new created partition a letter, e.g Z:Download: EasyBCD Portable and run it, follow the instruction on the screen shot below then continue with step 4:

Make sure you mark this disk ActiveMark Inactive the other Disk that you previously had the reserved partitionOpen the BIOS and set first boot priority to the SSDreboot. <===== if it does not boot, you might have to do a startup repair.Once everything is working, remove the drive letter Z: so that the reserved partition is hidden.

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I'm not sure how much this will help but it leads in the right direction http://www.bgamug.org/understanding-...ociations.html. Maybe someone else has a better solution.

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A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!

Roger

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A:Need to get files from dead laptop- drive shows as "System Reserved"

Well.. it may be that the drive was damaged by all the shorting out possibly going on during the accident.

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A:Sugestion of Install with or whitout "system reserved partition" ?

Since there is no System Active flag on XP, if XP is booting then according to the screenshot SysReserved contains the boot files for XP as well.

In this case during reinstall of Win7 I would use Custom>Drive Options to delete SysReserved and Win7 partitions, create a partition in that space, then format and click Next to install.

Win7 should configure a Dual Boot menu during install. If not, afterwards install EasyBCD 2.02 to Win7 to Add XP, accept boot files, let it autocomplete, Save, Reboot to Dual Boot menu.

Is 30gb large enough for your Win7 install? I would want it larger myself. If you'd like to borrow some space from the data partition, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize E from the left by the amount you wish to increase C's size before the reinstall. Back up your data and be sure not to touch E during reinstall.

Tips for getting a perfect one: Reinstalling Windows 7

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A:Installed SSD. Move "System Reserved" to SSD and make SSD boot?

I am not exactly sure what you did here. I suggest you restart and do those steps

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A:System Reserved drive shows up after "2nd OS" install (dualboot)

Hello cajuan93

Just remove the drive letter totally from the system reserved partition in disk management to stop it showing up in My Computer. By default that partition should not have a drive letter assigned to it.

Regards Danny

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A:2nd Installed Harddrive identified by Windows 7 as "System Reserved"

I'm assuming the old hard drive still has W7 installed on it?

If so the issue is that the old hard drive still has a Active partition on it. You should not have 2 Active partitions on one system, and that will caused these kinds of problems.

You can use a third party tool like Partition Wizard for bootable CD to remove the active flag from the old hard drive,
Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 and free Partition Manager software for Windows 7/8/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.

or you can use Diskpart
Partition - Mark as Inactive

Just to simplify things and avoid any problems you should disconnect all unnecessary drives while running Diskpart. You need to be able to select the correct drive from it's properties or partition sizes because normal drive identification will not be available.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/251929-2nd-installed-harddrive-identified-windows-7-system-reserved.html
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Hi,
My windows 7 is suddenly applying a drive letter to the system partition, and removing the letter which causes the "new disk inserted" window to keep popping up every half second. In Disk Manager the drive letter appears and disappears every half second.
The only way I've stopped it is to permanently apply a drive letter, which means it is now visible in windows explorer.
 

A:System reserved partition becoming "visible" and intermittently assigned drive letter by Windows

I assume by 'system partition' you really mean the hidden system restore partition installed by your PC builder? If so, then after I just fired up Paragon Partition Manager to see what it makes of that partition on my Win 7 PC, I find the partition is Primary, NTFS, active, not hidden, volume name WinRe.

The main interesting thing is the volume letter seems to be set to '*'. It appears as (*) rather than (C: ) as the OS drive does. Furthermore, the main menu has a 'partition' tab, where one of the options is 'assign drive letter', and the next option below is 'remove drive letter' which is currently greyed out.

Looking at the standard Windows computer management, storage, disk management, I see a similar picture, except there is no volume letter at all (apparent in that window anyway).

Quite how the partition gets identified in that way is a puzzle, but you might try a free partition manager, such as gparted and see what that says, and possibly allows you to change. As I say above, Paragon Partition Manager might let you de-assign a drive letter but I dont dare try it myself
 

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Hello,

I have 2 drives. One for the OS (an SSD with 120 GB of space), another for storage purpose (2TB).

When I try to reinstall Windows 7, here's what it says:

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Disk 1 Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 1 Partition 2: System

Should I delete System Reserved if I want to do a clean install? Will it be recreated on its own?

Thank you!
 

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How to use MIni Tool to do these,

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I hope this is the correct sub-forum.

I have a family member with an issue that I cannot solve my googling the problem.

The family member tried to upgrade their windows 7 to windows 10. Something went wrong (apparently - I was not there) and it restored to Windows 7. Now one of their other hard drives appears to be completely empty (931gb of 931gb free) and it was renamed to "system reserved". The drive letters has been switched with the dvd-drive.

Is there any way to move the system reserved part to the c:\ drive where it belongs and save the data?

Thank you

A:Upgrade from Win 7 -> Win10 failed. Now other HD "system reserved"

All you have to do is set the C partition Active and run startup repair until windows boots again.

There is no moving of the system reserved partition, you are simply writing the system files to the C partition so windows will boot again, but as I have said, the C partition HAS to be marked Active in order to do that. It can easily be done with a partition Wizard Boot CD and a System Repair Disc, also known a Startup repair disc, made on any Windows 7 machine of the same bit version, 32 or 64 bit and of the same Service Pack version, hopefully your Windows version was Service Pack 1.

It can also be marked Active using Diskpart with your install DVD or aforementioned System repair disc.

Method 2

Partition - Mark as Active

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please advice

A:When installing W7, it makes def. a "system reserved partition", why ?

It's hardly worth fretting about. I can take it or leave it.

If you use Bitlocker or plan to Dual Boot then it's best to have it.

If not and you want to avoid it, prepartition the HD with Partition Wizard boot CD and then choose the partition to install upon.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/284430-when-installing-w7-makes-def-system-reserved-partition-why.html
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A:What is the "system reserved" partion of my hard disk used for ?

The System Reserved partition is used to hold the system boot manager, and is also used for:

1. Bitlocker Drive Encryption if you use Windows Professional or Ultimate
2. Accessed as part of some OEM recovery functionality

If you don't use the above, you can delete this partition, by carefully following these steps to easily move the boot manager to C:

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

The benfit to doing this is that you only need to specify a single partition -- e.g. C: -- for imaging using Macrium.

If you choose to keep the System Reserved partition, then you should include that in any Macrium image.

Hope that explains it.

Regards,
Golden

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Please, can you help in any way? it's highly frustrating

A:Problem XP sees Windows 7 "System Reserved" as C

Hi!

I have the exact same problem, System Reserved is the C-drive and cannot be changed. XP installation has taken F-drive. I have not found a solution for this anywhere. I have assigned the System Reserved partition drive letter S in Windows 7, but still the same drive letter setup remains in xp.

Does anyone know how this affects the operating system operation and possibly how this could be fixed?
Should the drive letter for System Reserved partition be given in Windows 7 before installing XP or does the drive letter assignment given in Windows 7 even have anything to do with the letter that appears in XP?

Thanks in advance if anyone could shed some light regarding this!
I'll ofcourse post here if i find a solution.

- Dennis

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Im not really sure why it did this, as 100mb is not a lot of space on a 120gb SSD.

Anyways, since installing, the 2 TB HDD has died. and I have lost the system reserved partition and now the SSD wont boot, which had windows on it and 2 days worth of programs installed along with customers data.

im not so worried about the 2TB, but I need to get the SSD going again.

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Any suggestions would be awesome, as my deadline fast approaches :(

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A:[SOLVED] SSD &quot;system reserved partition&quot;

Hello gstratto,

The system reserved partition contains all the data needed to boot the drive, so in other words, it has no boot manager and nothing to tell the drive where to boot. Normally when this drive becomes corrupt, we can repair those files and get it up and running again. However when it has been deleted, I'm unsure if you can.

You could try to boot the installation DVD; and instead of choosing "Install now", choose "Automatically repair my computer" and see if it turns up any faults. If unsuccessful, you should make a backup of that HDD (Put it into another PC and extract the data) and reinstall the drive.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-ssd-and-quot-system-reserved-partition-and-quot-602696.html
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Disk 2 - Second "genuine" installation

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Thanks

Andrew

A:Moving "System Reserved" partition

Welcome to SF!

I did all this using Partition Wizard and changing the Boot Sequence in BIOS.

I didn't have any problems- just make some backups first.

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Don't know if all that matters.
But now System Reserved shows up in Windows Explorer. Strictly speaking, it shouldn't.

A:"Unsee" System Reserved in Explorer

It's probably been given a drive letter, you can remove it so it won't show in explorer,

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/326911-unsee-system-reserved-explorer.html
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A:Unwanted partition : "System Reserved"

That partition is created when you install 7 to unallocated space. If you create a partition and format it, 7 shouldn't create that partition.

This partition contains boot files and memory test. It needs to be active. Don't know if it will work, but booting from the 7 dvd and doing a repair install might fix. Might have to do it 2 or 3 times to get it all straightened out.

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A:Visible "System Reserved" partition

Hello mate.


So you can get the correct advice, please post a maximized snip / screen-shot of Windows 7 disk management, making sure the individual columns in the top section are clearly readable, have a look at this tutorial linked below.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot

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FYI:
----
Windows XP Pro SP2
Diskeeper 8
NTFS for all HDDs
System Restore OFF
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/diskeeper-and-reserved-system.283591/
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A:Where to put the MBR? On the "System Reserved" 100 MB partition?

The MBR is fixed - it's the System boot files represented by the System flag which can be moved if necessary.

Where is the System flag appearing now, SysReserved? I would leave it there and remove any drive letter in Disk Mgmt if one exists.

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A:"system reserved" on the second HDD?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by albert1234


I have just bought a laptop. Looking to HDDs I realized that "system reserved" is on the second drive(e:\) whereas windows7 is on the first drive( c:\)
Now I wonder What would happen if I exchange my second HDD? As far as I know "system reserved" contains files which are used during boot. So could I face a disaster while booting the computer after having removed the first HDD?



Absolutely correct. system reserved (and the hidden boot) needs to be left where they were installed

Ken

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A:How to back up the "Indexing Options" settings? [registry/system file?

Hello there. This should help you.





Quote:
1. Please click the Windows Pearl (Start button), type "Indexing options" without quotation marks, and press Enter.
2. Click "Modify" button to modify Indexed Locations, for default locations after a clean installation is followings:


Offline Files, Start Menu and Users.


And you could uncheck the selects.


3. Click Advanced button, in the "Index Settings tab", click "Rebuild" to rest the index.


You may also click "Troubleshoot search and indexing" for a troubleshooting wizard.



Source

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A:Main drive partition reading as "System Reserved" partition

The partition on that drive in which the boot manager files live must be set as "active", in order for the BIOS of your machine to go there to start the boot process. And it also must be of type "primary" in order for it to be set "active". If the partition in which the boot manager files you've mentioned live is currently not set as "active", then that would explain why you can't boot to that drive.

And of course, that hard drive must be listed as the first hard drive in the boot sequence of the BIOS setup, so that the "active" partition on that drive (which is supposed to contain the boot manager files) can be used to kick off the boot process.

This "active" partition is typically that 100MB "system reserved", with the real Win7 system partition itself being a second and much larger partition.

But there's nothing to prevent both (a) boot manager and (b) Win7 system from residing in the same physical partition, as long as (a) it's a "primary" partition and not "logical", and (b) is set as "active", and (c) the hard drive on which it lives is the 1st hard drive listed in the boot sequence for the BIOS.

Anyway, what is the nature of the two partitions you're looking at... i.e. the one with the boot manager files and the other with the Win7 system files?

Screenshot possible? You can also use Partition Wizard to examine the hard drive and modify the "active" vs. "inactive" status of the partitions if necessary.

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A:"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate existing"

The steps to get a perfect reinstall are now a tutorial at Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

To troubleshoot your install, unplug all other HD's and peripherals, boot into BIOS setup, check that the SSD is set to boot first, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install - later try IDE mode if necessary.

If this fails, Clean again and define a Primary NTFS Active partition as shown in Step 2.2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation. Close the Command Box, Install Now to the partition created.

If these fail post back at exactly what step and any verbatim error message: Clean Install Windows 7

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A:Error message of "Setup was unable to create a new system partition"

Your syntax is off:

Commands are

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

If this isn't enough start at the top of Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

If those steps fail then test your hard drive with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check done from the installer Command Line on a full disk partition your create.

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A:"Setup was unable to create a new system partition" even after format

Is the drive setup as GPT or MBR, if GPT you have to setup the installer as UEFI

instructions will be in the tutorial section.

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A:Create system image failed - "not enough space on disk"

Is your second disc formatted NTFS?

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A:Windows 7 x64 "Setup unable to create system partition"

the drive has to be GPT and not MBR, and this still might not work.

Windows 7 is not worth the effort of UEFI, just go Legacy boot and MBR.

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Hi, see if the post here on installing helps dual boot - How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu scroll down a bit on the page.

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A:Reinstalling Win 7-"Setup was unable to create a new system..."

Set your bios to defaults, if that doesn`t work IM Gregrocker.

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Macrium Reflect gives a little more flexibility in choosing which drives to image, since Win7 Backup Imaging requires the System partition to be included,

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A:Create "Restore Point" -- system protection is OFF ?

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Windows uses what they call Shadow Copy to enable an image to be taken even if files are open.

Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A:"Create a System Repair Disc" fails

Welcome
Follow these instructions, carefully.
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How to create a system image in Windows 8.
 

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I also find this a step backwards.

I do a lot of moving files around and often have to replace older versions.

The XP-style copy/replace requestor was perfect:

Is there any way to get this functionality back in Win 10 (probably via a 3rd party util)?

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Mike.

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A:[SOLVED] &quot;Error loading operating system&quot; - New Installation

clear the drive with killdisk

then format and install

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

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Hello Gothnezz,

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A:Sony Vegas 8.0 - Installation Problem "Your System has not been Modified"

My advice would be to post your problem on the Sony forums http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/default.asp

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Hi

I would be inclined to download the diagnostic software from the maxtor site and zero the disc and check it over for faults and then use the 'install disc' option within that software and start again with XP - if the disc checks out OK that is.

Peter

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It's actually a part of System Restore; the tool that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer. The System Volume Information folder is where OS stores these points and associated information that makes them accessible.
If you're not using System Restore feature, you can delete it. I recommend you to keep it untouched.
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A:"The System cannot find the file specified" Error from Installation

I've always found this to be one of the most annoying problems you can get.

Try copying the driver files from the CD (or the entire CD) to a folder on your hard drive and install from there. Before you attempt the install make sure the printer is NOT plugged in to the computer - the setup program should prompt you to connect it. I've found this to be a very important step as the drivers won't install properly otherwise.
 

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A:"the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

There are two kind of setup files for programs. a .MSI and a Setup.exe. An MSI is a Windows Installer database. Windows Installer (a service installed with Windows) uses this to install software on your system (i.e. copy files, set registry values, etc...) This is run when you use a Windows installer like Setup.exe
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A:"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
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closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1041319-internet-options-apply-button-grayed.html .

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Sylveon am not sure on this one but I know in 10 (I stand to be corrected) that one can add apps to run at start up - I don't know how to actually do because I always keep my start up items to the very minimum and have no need to do that. For the record the more you have running at start up will slow down the boot and do you really want thta??

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Try this,
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I have a user that is having a similar problem to the one described in this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/593620-solved-excel-password-protected-files.html

The difference is that she is having this problem in Excel 2010. I tried navigating to File > Options > General and then removing her name from the 'Username' field, but after saving the workbook, closing Excel and then trying to open the workbook again, she is prompted by Office to enter her name and initials. Even if we delete her information from here and click 'ok' the password prompt comes up (as it should) but still shows '<file name>' is reserved by <user>...

The workbook was originally created as an Excel 97-2003 workbook and apparently has macros; I tried saving it as a .xlsx but had to save it as a macro-enabled .xlsm file. I then tried the same steps to remove her username, but this did not resolve the issue.
 

A:Excel 2010 password protected workbook "reserved by <username>"

Just a bump since there has been no response
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/excel-2010-password-protected-workbook-reserved-by-username.1053753/