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    Windows 7 - hidden partition

    I have bought a brand new computerwithout an operating system, I bought a copy of Windows 7 Home 64bitand successfully loaded it onto the presumably empty hard drive andit appears to be working fine. I loaded Macrium Reflex and saw thatthere was a hidden partition marked System Reserved NFTS active –100MB with 24MB used (mega - not giga!). Presumably the partition was made by theWindows installation disk and 24 MB of files installed thereon. Whatare these files, when would they be used and how would they beaccessed.

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    You really should Google things like that for the quickest answer.
    I just did......just one answer:

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    This is where Win 7 stores your MBR I believe and also reserves some space for Bitlocker although Bitlocker is unavailable with your version. I you were to delete this partition, you would then have to repair your MBR. At 100 MB, does not seem worth the trouble on today's large sized drives.

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