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Deleting System partition?

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#1 flyinghigh


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:58 PM

Hello I am new to this forum so would really like it if you could provide me with some really helpful information and I am sure I can provide some back.
My question is that I have a around 5 year old sony vaio laptop that has a 120GB hard drive. If I left click on my computer in windows 7 and go onto disk management it shows that there is a 7.9GB system partition on my hard drive. I want to know what this does and will I need it and if not how can I delete it and add the space to my Windows 7 Partition. My windows 7 shows it as being empty however I dont think it is. I thought that it may be the sony vaio recovery but my laptop came with windows xp and so i would use the windows 7 disc if i wanted to restore.

Thank you very much :huh:

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#2 computerxpds


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:42 PM

Hi :huh: to Bleepingcomputer!

You need that partition it is part of windows it contains all of the information required for boot and other important system files. This is new for windows I had made the mistake of deleting it on my first beta install of windows 7 and it made it unbootable. :huh:
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