Normally how much space is left in Win7's 100MB hidden partition?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Hyson, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Hyson

    Hyson MDL Novice

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    #1 Hyson, Sep 22, 2012
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    There is 100MB hidden system space created during Win7 installation. During my consequent (maybe the second, third installation of the system, I found there's only 70MB space left. However, some other's cases showed that their corresponding space could be over 80MB, say 86MB.

    I guess there's not much differences between these cases. I am using Win7 Pro ver, but I turned my system locale into China, Japan. What I mean is if switching locale may cause the difference of extra space occupation?

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    Well, I just format the hidden system partition during the GUI Win7 installation (but I set the partition to ACTIVE in DISKPART). Now the Disk Management shows that the hidden system partition has a 72 free space, a 2MB extra space was created. It seems that Win7 could write something into this hidden partition and the added file/info amounts to about 2MB.

    What are these files?
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    about 30 mbs. That partition is used to fix windows boot problems. No if you run into boot problems, you will need to boot from a Windows install CD and do the repairs
     
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    Hyson MDL Novice

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    Thanks, anarchist9027:rolleyes:
     
  4. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    No prob, just dont forget to hit the thank button :cool: