What is the tiny partition found in Windows 7 disk management?

Have you ever noticed the small ‘System Reserved’ partition in Windows 7 under disk management?   This small partition is new in Windows 7 and has a couple of functions.

  • It holds Boot Manager code and the Boot Configuration Database
  • It reserves space for start-up files that are needed in BitLocker Drive Encryption.   If you decide to encrypt your system drive using BitLocker, it will use this partition on to make encryption possible.

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