Resize sytem reserved partiion and install MBR to it?

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Resize sytem reserved partiion and install MBR to it?

Postby Tambourineman » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:26 am

Is it possible to resize the system reserved partition for Win 7 or 8 and install the MBR to it so as to not use up one of the 4 allowed standard partitioning structure? I would still like to be able to use bitlocker.
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Re: Resize sytem reserved partiion and install MBR to it?

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:46 pm

On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:26:37 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Tambourineman disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Is it possible to resize the system reserved partition for Win 7 or 8 and install the MBR to it so as to not use up one of the 4 allowed standard partitioning structure? I would still like to be able to use bitlocker.

No. The MBR does not reside in a partition and does not reduce the
number available. Maybe toy are thinking about installing BIBM which
WILL require a regular partition. If you intend using Bitlocker you
will have to keep an extra partition.

It is best to run BIBM with unlimited primaries to avoid these
headaches. When running unlimited, you must NOT allow any other
program or operating system to create, or do anything similar - BIBM
only.

None of my 6 PCs have limited partitions. Hope I have helped.
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Cheers,

DrT

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Re: Resize sytem reserved partiion and install MBR to it?

Postby Tambourineman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:16 pm

Sorry to have disturbed your nap/sweet dreams. Hopefully I have not stressed you as I don't have any daylights to lose.

Anyway I do not understand when you say the MBR does not reside on a partition as when installing it always asks if i want it to select the partition, or if not I have to select one or make one.

You say not to have anything that duplicates BIBM (presumably if I have more than four standard partitions, but doesn't the system reserved partition in effect duplicate BIBM?

I used to use more than four partitions but I seem to remember problems (although I have oldstimer's so I don't remember what they were) so now I try to keep it standard. I used to want a 20 later incrementally increased to 50MB primary partition and just installed the OS and other programs that insisted on being on the C drive so I can more quickly image it, but now I have an 160 GB SSD and it images fairly quickly. when I upgrade to a 500GB SS I may go back to having a smaller partition and keep my data or user friendly programs on a different one.
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Re: Resize sytem reserved partiion and install MBR to it?

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:49 am

you mean the BootIt EMBRM (partition BIBM get's installed to?)

No, it needs to be a FAT or FAT32 primary.


"Tambourineman" wrote in message news:5931@public.bootitbm...

Is it possible to resize the system reserved partition for Win 7 or 8 and
install the MBR to it so as to not use up one of the 4 allowed standard
partitioning structure? I would still like to be able to use bitlocker.

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Re: Resize sytem reserved partiion and install MBR to it?

Postby Bob Coleman » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:50 pm

Tambourineman wrote:
> Sorry to have disturbed your nap/sweet dreams. Hopefully I have not
> stressed you as I don't have any daylights to lose.
>
> Anyway I do not understand when you say the MBR does not reside on a
> partition as when installing it always asks if i want it to select the
> partition, or if not I have to select one or make one.

The MBR is the Master Boot Record. You are describing choosing a partition on which to install BIBM. That's not the MBR.

>
> You say not to have anything that duplicates BIBM (presumably if I have
> more than four standard partitions, but doesn't the system reserved
> partition in effect duplicate BIBM?

No, the system reserved partition, often created during a Windows installation, doesn't really have anything to do with BIBM. They can both exist or either one can exist without the other. It's possible to set up BIBM to boot the system reserved partition if you have one. It is true that in that case you would have used up at least 3 of the allowed 4 primary partitions (BIBM, system reserved partition, Windows partition) if you don't use unlimited primaries.

>
> I used to use more than four partitions but I seem to remember problems
> (although I have oldstimer's so I don't remember what they were) so now I
> try to keep it standard. I used to want a 20 later incrementally increased
> to 50MB primary partition and just installed the OS and other programs that
> insisted on being on the C drive so I can more quickly image it, but now I
> have an 160 GB SSD and it images fairly quickly. when I upgrade to a 500GB
> SS I may go back to having a smaller partition and keep my data or user
> friendly programs on a different one.
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