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System Reserve Partition - Can I take it back?

I currently have O&O disc image pro. I want to use it to make images of my C: - And put the image in the space currently allocated for system reserve. I think O&O will do a better job than system restore in Windows.

I know a little about disc manage tools in Windows. How do I take back the reserve space and assign a drive letter without creating lots of issues?
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  1. Isn't recomended, the system reserved partition not only save the system restore of windows, also have the MBR and another files for the startup system.
  2. After using O&O to check the contents, you are right. There are also a lot of MTF files. Can I use Disk Management to create another partition to accomodate a disc image - Without buggering up my OS?
    This way, I can just format the OS portion and use the partitioned part to drop the image back in.
    Thanks
  3. Yes, a special partition for the image is a good option. Just make you sure that this partition have enough space.
  4. Best answer
    Just shrink your current volume in disk manager.
  5. pathasse said:
    Just shrink your current volume in disk manager.

    Only possible if you're on Vista or Windows 7. For earlier versions you'll need a third-party partition editor like GPartEd.
  6. r_manic said:
    Only possible if you're on Vista or Windows 7. For earlier versions you'll need a third-party partition editor like GPartEd.

    I know, but it is the best way if you do.
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