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It's Safe to Delete System Reserved Partition All Windows Versions

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Many of you are wondering whether it is safe to delete system reserved partition on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Yes, you can delete system reserved partition in a safe way and free the space by using EaseUS Partition Master.

It's unlikely for most of the computer users to notice a non-drive letter assigned partition called "system reserved" until they open Disk Management under Windows 7, 8 or 10. Recently, some people ask a common question about the system reserved partition to confirm whether it can be just removed, as for it takes up quite a lot of disk space. Albeit it is of great importance in booting up Windows, yes you can learn a safe way to delete system reserved partition by using a reliable and powerful free partition manager.

System reserved partition is created during the clean installation process of Windows operating system when you partition the computer hard drive. It starts from Windows 7 consuming 100 MB space, and continues to use on Windows 8 and Windows 10 but consuming more space which is 350 MB. Windows system reserved partition contains the Windows boot manager and boot configuration data, so it is very related to booting Windows from your system drive. But if you don't want this partition on your drive, you can just delete it by following the guide below by backing up the partition to a USB drive and then delete it.

Reliable method suggested to safely delete system reserved partition on all Windows platforms

The truth is that you can't directly delete the system reserved partition under Windows 7,8 or 10 disk management since it contains system stuff. In this case, you need the help of the best Windows disk management alternative - EaseUS Partition Master.

For a safe removal of the critical partition, first you should copy the partition as a backup to an empty USB drive, and then start to empty the data inside and delete the partition. Follow the steps below.

  • Copy partition

Step 1. Install EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows computer and plug in a USB drive that is empty or has spacious unallocated space. Select Wizard > Copy partition wizard or just right click "system reserved" partition and choose "copy partition".

Step 2. Select the USB drive as destination partition and execute the copy process. After it is done, you can edit the partition that is the copy of system reserved partition.

edit the partition that you copied

  • Move the boot files from the system reserved partition onto the main Windows system drive
  • Delete partition

After getting rid of the boot files on the partition, you can now easily delete it by right-clicking the partition and executing "Delete partition". It'll be removed in seconds.

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