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    system reserved partition - home of some viri and/or malware?

    Some place else, a poster suggested his system reserved partition was a home of some viri and/or malware; if this is possible, how do we set scheduled scans to monitor, scan & report on the system reserved [nonDrive-letter-assigned] partition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Some place else, a poster suggested his system reserved partition was a home of some viri and/or malware; if this is possible, how do we set scheduled scans to monitor, scan & report on the system reserved [nonDrive-letter-assigned] partition?
    Roland,

    I very much doubt the "system reserved partition" could be "a home of some viri and/or malware".

    If you are really concerned about it there are ways to move the Windows (Win7 and Win8/8.1) boot files to the Windows partition, configure Windows to boot from its own partition, delete the system reserved partition, and resize the Windows partition to include the space from the system reserved partition.

    See Understand (and Get Rid of) the Mysterious Small Partition.

    If you use EasyBCD or the Windows BCD to boot between different operating systems then you shouldn't mess with the system reserved partition.

    I've used BootIt Bare Metal for some years because as well as being an excellent boot manager it is also a partition manager and has drive imaging.

    Whenever I install Windows on one of my own systems I first use BootItBM to create the partition. Windows setup then installs the boot files to the same partition along with the other Windows files. This allows me to move Windows partitions around as needed. All I need to do is edit the BootItBM boot manager settings to suit.

    I usually do much the same when installing Windows for customers; create the partition first, then point Windows setup to that partition.

    See also How to Remove the Windows "System Reserved" Partition.
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    Thanks Coochin! I was doubting that myself. I'll watch that other thread to see if s/he ever posts the proof.
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    Coochin, I'm here:
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/sho...d&id=img&num=1

    and there is a special:
    < SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICING >
    Purchase BootIt Bare Metal and Image for Windows (includes Image for DOS/Linux/UEFI and OSD Tool Suite Pro) together and receive them all for one low price.
    That's all six for only $49.98!

    However, I cannot find the clicks to add this special into my cart, do you know what clicks to make to get this special bundle? I have emailed their sales dept for help also.
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    @RolandJS - You have to choose one of the resellers at the bottom of the webpage.
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    Hope this helps...

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    On the Terabyte home page there's an 'add to cart' on the blue bundle offer. You then choose the provider of choice on the next page. Worked OK for me, I was even impressed by the fact that I got the price in pounds rather than dollars, in all three.

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    access, where is that "add to cart" button for the bundle? I duplicated the original TeraByte, and am using the second copy to launch into one of the three resellers. One of them dropped the special down to five items.
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    It's on this page Roland - http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/index.htm

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    Click the add to cart link and you get the page illustrated by Rick.

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    OK, I did all the clicks! Downloaded the file they said to download. The big file mentioned Image for Windows. How do I know what directory the BootMetal is in? How do I activate the Boot Metal RetiredGeek mentioned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    ...I cannot find the clicks to add this special into my cart...
    Click on "BootIt Bare Metal" under "Purchase" in the left-side menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    OK, I did all the clicks! Downloaded the file they said to download. The big file mentioned Image for Windows. How do I know what directory the BootMetal is in? How do I activate the Boot Metal RetiredGeek mentioned?
    The BootIt Bare Metal (BootItBM) download should be "bootitbm_en.zip" (6.15MB). Put it in its own folder then extract the files from the zipfile (you can delete the zipfile after the files are extracted).

    One of the extracted files will be the User Manual (bootitbm_en_manual.pdf), which has instructions for creating boot media (CD, USB thumbdrive, etc.).
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    Got 'em all! Actually, Terabytes Unlimited has this cool page of all the products on my order. I can reDownload individual packages and fully install and/or unZip. Now, with time, enery, patience, lots of reading ahead of me -- so that I don't "blow up" the computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Got 'em all! Actually, Terabytes Unlimited has this cool page of all the products on my order. I can reDownload individual packages and fully install and/or unZip. Now, with time, enery, patience, lots of reading ahead of me -- so that I don't "blow up" the computer.
    When you create the BootItBM CD you will have a choice of "Normal" mode (for installing to HDD) or "Partition work" mode (for partition management and imaging from the CD).

    If you decide to install to HDD it is best to create a new 8MB FAT16 partition, preferably as the first partition on the "master" drive (use BootItBM to resize, slide, etc. the partitions to suit).
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