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Okay to delete system reserved partition after MBR2GPT?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have converted my HDD to GPT/UEFI and still have the system reserved partition. By what I understand it is no longer used and can be safely deleted. Since the system no longer boots from it there is no point having it take up space anymore?

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As stated above, it's probably not safe to delete and is absolutely not worth deleting since you only gain 350MBs (especially since you have 1.5TB of storage).


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AFAIK there isn't even any point in converting it to GPT in the first place, unless you are going to do a fresh install so it actually USES EFI boot.


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Crap, Mira beat me to it. 


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24 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

AFAIK there isn't even any point in converting it to GPT in the first place, unless you are going to do a fresh install so it actually USES EFI boot.

Dual-boot,

triple-boot,

quad-boot,

splitting a Windows drive to easily erasable OS without touching a hidden partition or multiple file partitions. 

short-stroking a drive. 

 

It makes sense since MBR has a four partition limit and Windows caps it instantly. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the info, I have just removed it's drive letter and will be leaving it as is. While it was showing in file explorer it showed up with just a 0kb text file "recovery.txt" there must be more inside it. Would there be any way of looking inside just to see what's in there?

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12 hours ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

AFAIK there isn't even any point in converting it to GPT in the first place, unless you are going to do a fresh install so it actually USES EFI boot.

You don't know what MBR2GPT is, isn't? :)

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22 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

You don't know what MBR2GPT is, isn't? :)

Apparently not, I completely missed the EFI partition in the pic. 😪


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