Super Newb Question - DAZ Loader/WIN7/100mb Reserved Partion

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Drivium, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Drivium

    Drivium MDL Novice

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    I've searched a ton on this and I am seeing a ton of info on how to delete the 100mb reserved partition upon WIN7 installation and why you don't really need it - but, my question is - is deleting this something you HAVE to do in order to make DAZ's loader work correctly? My thinking is, if its of no consequence, I'll just leave it alone and let it do it's thing. However, if it will somehow prevent the loader from doing it's job, I'll wipe it.
     
  2. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Leave it alone, its only 100mb
     
  3. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    DAZ Windows Loader doesn't need the 100MB partition in order to work, but Windows 7 needs it. ;)

    It's just 100 MB...:biggrin:
     
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  4. maxb2000

    maxb2000 MDL Member

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    That is the boot partiton.If you delete it,you won't able to boot Windows 7.
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #5 LatinMcG, Oct 4, 2012
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    after you do this the partition 0 becomes the 7 main drive.

    not needed as u can repair startup and it fixes boot folder and bootmgr missing in windows 7 main drive root

    a way to avoid it before install of windows 7.. make a partition ntfs with gparted live cd.
    then in windows 7 setup in advanced.
    format it.
    it will say it MIGHT MAKE the partition. but it does not, cause of predefined partition already there.

    if you plug in a windows 7 100mb partitioned drive in USB to another windows 7 it blocks it... without the 100mb part it does not block it.
     
  6. Drivium

    Drivium MDL Novice

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    That was my thinking too "it's only 100mb". I'll just leave it alone if it won't interfere with Daz's loader. That's was my ONLY concern... (and I mean only). :biggrin:
    I appreciate the replies!!