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 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.. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedTwo Windows 7 System Reserved Partitions (Fresh OS install) Forum SolvedCan't install Windows 7 on Samsung 840 SSD. Partition reserved by system. Forum SolvedWindows 8 installed on SSD but mechanical HD says "system reserved" Forum SolvedQuestions about the System Reserved Partition on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Forum SolvedWindows 7 Professional - 100MB System Reserved? Forum SolvedHELP DANG IT - Need to Uninstall Windows (?), 'system reserved' part is on HDD instead of SSD Forum Windows 7 Reinstallation - System Reserved partition gone Forum i installed windows 8 and my second hard drive is system reserved. Forum How to crate 100mb system reserved partition during installation of windows7 Forum Windows 7 System Reserved Partition Forum Windows 8 activation on a raw system (Really appreciate the help!) Forum i need to get a activation code for a windows 7 professional i did a restore and it ended up deleting it all and i dont know w Forum SolvedWindows 7, System reserve disappeared Forum Memory reserved for hardware in Windows 7 64 bit Forum Dual OS set-up W7+W8 - 'System Reserved Partition' Forum New Heatsink/fan installed, memory now shows 3.9 usable of 8 GB RAM installed, 4.1 hardware reserved (Windows 8.1) Forum can I buy an SSD with new windows 7 pre loaded just needing activation? Forum Solvedcan I buy a pre-owned disk of Windows 7 and use my current activation code? Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 and 7 dual boot system using two completely separate HDDs instead of a single partitioned HDD Forum Windows 8 4.1g hardware reserved memory Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !