Windows 7 system reserved needed for Windows 8 activation? Tags: Windows 7 Hard Drives Windows 8 Last response: November 6, 2012 3:47 AM in Windows 8 Share rhysdalegend November 6, 2012 3:34:00 AM hello, quick question. I made the mistake of installing my windows 7 on my ssd with a hdd connected a while back. Which caused a system reserved to be created on my hdd. The hdd is purely for storage of files. I just purchased the update version of windows 8 for my pc, with the iso mounted on the disk. Now if i install windows 8 without my hdd connected (has the system reserved on it) will i have an issue with activation? Since im going to format the ssd..then install the OS I was hoping to remove the system reserved partition.. Rhys More about : windows system reserved needed windows activation | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rhysdalegend November 6, 2012 3:47:32 AM Quick bit of info, i bought the os from the windows online. The installer did the check theni ticked 'media device' which i burnt a disk with.. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 8>Windows 7 system reserved needed for Windows 8 activation?> Related ressources: ForumWindows 7 System Reserved Partition ForumMigrating OS (SSD) & System Reserved (HDD) to a 128gb SSD ForumWindows 7 64bit and reserved ram Forum"Memory Reserved " in Windows 7 Forum100MB System Reserved Partition regarding clean install ForumOnly half my 16GB of ram works, other half is hardware reserved . ForumSystem Reserved drive as E: after installing SSD ForumIs System Reserved partition of windows is neccessary ?? Forum" System Reserved " questions Forum5 GB out of 8 GB ram Hardware Reserved ? ForumThinkpad W510 - 5 out of 8 GB system reserved Memory Forum4gb of 8 gb installed ram going to hardware reserved ForumWindows8 Pro Activation Key ForumHardware Reserved Memory ForumUNKnown " system reserved " partition/ Hard drive? ForumWindows 7 Home Premium 64 bit not created System Reserved when install. ForumNeed help ForumHow to span a dynamic disk in windows 8 ForumWindows 8 and iSCSI ForumDell inspiron 1440 drivers for windows 8 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !