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  1.    07 Jun 2016 #1

    cloning


    When I clone my hdd do I clone "system reserved" with the "c" drive? What is "system reserved"?
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  2. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       07 Jun 2016 #2

    clone the whole disk........
    Including every partition...
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  3.    07 Jun 2016 #3

    The Boot Manager and Boot Configuration Data : When your computer boots, the Windows Boot Manager starts up and reads the boot data from the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Store. Your computer boots the boot loader off the System Reserved partition, and it boots Windows from your system drive
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       07 Jun 2016 #4

    Well, not really true... but the Reserved Partition is a very small partition used by the System...
    Usually found on UEFI systems...

    The System or EFI partitions are the actual boot partitions..
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  5.    07 Jun 2016 #5

    not when its being installed for the first time lol would you mind explaining to me if you delete the system reserved partition Windows 7 will not boot
    but its ok cool no problem
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  6.    07 Jun 2016 #6

    If I understand scuttlebutt in several forums, one can clone an entire hard-drive and cannot not clone any particular partition by itself or in clumps. One can make full images of each and every partition and keep those images on any external media -- I prefer 1-3TB ext platter HDs.
    Yep, two of my three Windows 7 running PCs have a System Reserved partition; I don't know why my third computer does not.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 07 Jun 2016 at 21:02.
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  7.    07 Jun 2016 #7

    On a legacy bios system, the System Reserved partition is the partition the bios boots from. In the standard, legacy bios setup, without the user modifying anything, two partitions will be required to boot Windows - the System Reserved partition (which will be labelled as the system partition in disk management) and the OS partition (which will be labelled as the boot partition in disk management). Both must be cloned to make the target drive bootable. It is possible, on a legacy bios system, to move the BCD to the boot partition containing to operating system, and in that case, only one partition is required.

    This is assuming that you don't want the functions required by the recovery partition.

    On a UEFI system, the System Reserved partition is replaced by the EFI system partition. And there will be an additional empty partition which does now show up in Disk Management called a Microsoft System Reserved (MSR) partition which does exactly what it name suggest - reserved by Microsoft for future use.

    Native disk management in Windows 10 is a bit weird - the "System" partition is the one the computer (bios or UEFI) boots from and the "Boot" partition is the partition that contains the operating system after the system boots from the "system" partition.
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  8. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       07 Jun 2016 #8

    Windows 7
    I believe this is a Windows 10 Forum and I assumed the question being asked was Windows 10 Related...

    The RESERVE partition is use as scratch when installing, upgrading or recovering the Windows 8/8.1/10 OS

    As many upgrades have FAILED due to the Reserve partition missing.....
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  9.    07 Jun 2016 #9

    Kyhi said: View Post
    I believe this is a Windows 10 Forum and I assumed the question being asked was Windows 10 Related...

    The RESERVE partition is use as scratch when installing, upgrading or recovering the Windows 8/8.1/10 OS

    As many upgrades have FAILED due to the Reserve partition missing.....
    Which "reserved" partition? If the System Reserved partition is too small, then an upgrade will fail. I have never seen an upgrade fail due to a missing "Microsoft System Reserved" (MSR) partition missing.
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  10. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       07 Jun 2016 #10

    you have a system MBR and a system reserved UEFI partition...

    so maybe confusing in the naming

    Not that it really matters anyway..........

    Clone the Whole Disk "every partition"

    some look to argue over the small crap....
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