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Prevent Windows 7 creating a small separate System partition

Prevent Windows 7 creating a small separate System partition

Postby Grav!ty » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:41 pm

If one pre-creates and pre-formats the drive that Windows 7 is to be installed on by plugging the drive into another computer (Windows XP in my case), then Windows 7 setup does not create the small 200 MB separate and hidden System partition.

By the way, the Windows Recovery Environment is still accessible by pressing F8 repeatedly on startup.

NOTE: This is only an issue when installing Windows 7 to it's own hard drive on a system with no other operating system installed.


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