Why two partitions ?

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  1. schtroumpf

    schtroumpf New Member

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    Hello,
    I have installed the Windows 7 7100 on my hard disk.
    During the installation process, I choice only one partition (full hard disk capacity). After the complete installation, without problems, I boot on a CD backup software and I see two partitions.
    Do you know why these two partitions and their roles please ?
    Thank you for your answer.
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You probably have the hidden 100 MB partition.

    I thought this happened only with an upgrade.:confused:

    Try going to Start > Run, and type diskmgmt.msc and see if it show up here.
     
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    schtroumpf New Member

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    Hi Reghakr,
    Thank you for your answer.
    I have the next partitions :
    - System Reserved (system, active, main partition) 100MB
    - c: (boot, swap file, main partition) 75MB
    Do you explain me what is the purpose of the System Reserved partition plz ?
    Thanks for your help
     
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