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System Reserved Partition not on C drive

The 100mb system reserved partition contains the efi bootloader for booting windows. The windows installer will always put the bootloader onto the first disk it finds, no matter what disk you selected when installing windows. This is why you should only have your preferred drive connected during install.

 

You can try to move it using EasyBCD

https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/33301-moving-system-reserved-partition-different-drive-image.html#post497346

 

However if you get an error then I would just create a new efi partition on your preferred drive

https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/52837-moving-recreating-efi-partition.html#post698505

 

2 hours ago, Skipple said:

Responding so I remember to come back to this later. I'm curious to the answer. I don't even have a System Reserved partition. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You only get a system reserved partition if your mobo has EUFI bios and your disk is gpt formatted. See this guide for converting

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10

 

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So i have 4 hard drive C, D, E, and F drive. I'm planing to install Linux on D drive. but when i check on the disk management, the system reserved partition are on the D drive not on the C drive. as far as i know that if i remove System reserved partition, windows wont be able to boot.

 

So how to move the System reserved from D to the C drive?

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Responding so I remember to come back to this later. I'm curious to the answer. I don't even have a System Reserved partition. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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That's why you should always disconnect all other drives than the one you intend to install windows on when you do the initial install.

 

I don't know of a way without a full reinstall. 


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The 100mb system reserved partition contains the efi bootloader for booting windows. The windows installer will always put the bootloader onto the first disk it finds, no matter what disk you selected when installing windows. This is why you should only have your preferred drive connected during install.

 

You can try to move it using EasyBCD

https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/33301-moving-system-reserved-partition-different-drive-image.html#post497346

 

However if you get an error then I would just create a new efi partition on your preferred drive

https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/52837-moving-recreating-efi-partition.html#post698505

 

2 hours ago, Skipple said:

Responding so I remember to come back to this later. I'm curious to the answer. I don't even have a System Reserved partition. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You only get a system reserved partition if your mobo has EUFI bios and your disk is gpt formatted. See this guide for converting

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10

 

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP
On 8/8/2020 at 3:39 PM, C2dan88 said:

The 100mb system reserved partition contains the efi bootloader for booting windows. The windows installer will always put the bootloader onto the first disk it finds, no matter what disk you selected when installing windows. This is why you should only have your preferred drive connected during install.

 

You can try to move it using EasyBCD

https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/33301-moving-system-reserved-partition-different-drive-image.html#post497346

 

However if you get an error then I would just create a new efi partition on your preferred drive

https://www.tenforums.com/installation-upgrade/52837-moving-recreating-efi-partition.html#post698505

 

You only get a system reserved partition if your mobo has EUFI bios and your disk is gpt formatted. See this guide for converting

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10

 

Actually my mother board use legacy bios. I'll try to unplug the D drive and see if my computer boot or not. if not then I'll try to move the partition. i will update with the result

 

UPDATE :

So yes when i remove the D drive, i get disk boot error. now i need to move the System reserve partition so i can format the D drive and install Linux on it. Thanks

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