Deleting the small hidden windows 7 etc. boot partition using EasyBCD and third-part partition sw.

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  1. pviappiani

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    Hello all:
    Could anyone please give any help on the specific matter (how to move the boot from the small hidden partition to the main windows one) using EasyBCD and other partition software in order to make the main Windows partition active and to delete the small hidden partition?
    Detailed instructions would be very welcome and could help many EasyBCD users!
    Thank you very much!!!
    Paolo
     
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    If you are on a UEFI PC and you are talking about the EFI System Partition
    Don't mess with it !
    If you're on a BIOS/MBR PC
    Changing the Boot Partition
     
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    Thank you very much, Terry60, you saved my day!
    I have some BIOS/MBR laptops with Windows7 pre-installed and I would like to move the boot files to the "main" Windows partitions. Glad to hear that EasyBCD can do this job fast and easily (including marking the Windows partitions as "active"). So after having done so I can at last delete those small hidden partitions!
    Thank you very much for everything and best regards,
    Paolo
     
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    Glad you got it figured out, but honestly, Windows only sets aside 100MiB for the boot partition. Given the size of even the smallest SSDs these days, 100MiB is just not worth the hassle for anyone reading this.
     
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    You're right, my dear friend mqudsi!
    But that very small 100 MB partition is a Primary partition anyway...
    And if in the HD (or SSD) there are already Primary partitions other than the Windows one, that 100 MB partition could prevent to install further OS'es!
    I take this opportunity to send you my best regards!
    Paolo
     

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