Windows 7 uefi Partitions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by boogerlad, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. boogerlad

    boogerlad MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to remove the esp and the msr partitions on an uefi machine like how one would remove the "system reserved" 100mb partition on bios based systems?
     
  2. Opus

    Opus MDL Member

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    And why are you trying to remove 100MB EFI System Partition (ESP) and the 128MB Microsoft Reserved partition (MSR)? when both use negligible space as compared to large bootable partitions?

    Although you can but seriously not recommened in any way.

    Here is what you can do to delete those:

    delete partition [noerr] [override]

    Use the delete partition command to delete the current in-focus partition.

    extend [size=n][noerr]
    Use the extend command to cause the current in-focus volume to be extended into contiguous unallocated space.
     
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  3. boogerlad

    boogerlad MDL Novice

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    it's just a "what-if?" kind of question. I'm not going to really do it, and am aware of those delete commands, but I'm wondering what would happen if you remove them. On bios based systems, nothing happens. But on uefi systems, I heard something different happens, ie not booting.
     
  4. boogerlad

    boogerlad MDL Novice

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    No one here has windows installed on an uefi system?
     
  5. Opus

    Opus MDL Member

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    Well looks to be no one tried it. Not me of course. May you gotta do it.
     
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