This is not something that can be eliminated or altered
by 4Denise - 6/17/13 3:30 PM
In Reply to: I agree...but by yasinghMD
I understand about off the shelf systems (unless you download the full retail or OEM version of the software, which Microsoft allows for Windows 7), but the idea that this is a boot partition is wrong. It is not a boot partition. It is a second partition containing operating system files. It is part of the operating system. As I wrote, this screwy set up can be eliminated, but it requires a clean install and specific instructions.
All operating systems have a tiny boot partition. This cannot be altered or messed with. The idea of putting an operating system on two partitions, though, is very strange. It was not done before. Up until Microsoft came up with that silly idea, the system was always located on the C drive-- and only the C drive.
I will try to locate the official download site for the images and see about posting it. I downloaded them all a long time ago (I repair computers for friends), so I have not visited the site in a very long time. Be aware that these images cannot be used without a valid license for Windows 7. If you have such a license (and you do if you have an off-the-shelf system with Windows 7 preinstalled), then you can burn the images and use them freely as copies of the operating system. This allows a clean install. Of course, the clean install will not have any of the additional software installed by the manufacturer and it may not have sufficient drivers, so be careful with it. Make sure you know how to do it properly first. (This is to everyone, not just the person I replied to!)
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