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05-11-2012, 12:25 AM
what's that 350MB partition created automatically by win8?

05-11-2012, 11:35 AM
The same 100MB partition is created when Windows 7 is installed, if the HDD isn't formatted prior to install. It's needed for BitLocker to properly function. Otherwise, I'm not aware of any other uses for it.

Even if I buy Windows 8 Pro upon availability, I prefer TrueCrypt over BitLocker, it's more reliable & less buggy. TrueCrypt also isn't Windows 7/8 (or machine) dependent, I've used it on XP & up, it may work with older OS's. So I won't be needing that partition myself.

Hope that this explains things.


05-11-2012, 05:13 PM
For safety, always format your HD before installing any new OS on it.