What Is System Partition
IntroductionHere, it is very necessary to say boot partition since many people are confused by these 2 items. A boot partition contains Windows operating system files while a system partition saves boot files. The %SystemRoot% directory is contained in boot partition. Here, many users are confused about the variable system. Actually, the %SystemRoot% refers to the system directory or root directory.
The system partition is usually given the identifier “C:”, and the boot partition might be given the letter “D:” or “E:”. However, a machine can multiple operating systems and have multiple boot modes. If Windows is stalled on D drive, so the C drive is the system partition and D drive is the boot partition.
If users want to know the current system partition, they can run cmd and then enter echo%SystemDrive%, or they can directly enter the cmd/k echo%system drive% in the [Run] box.
How to Hide System Partition Using Group Policy Editor1: Click the “Win & R” to open the “Run” window, type “gpedit.msc” to search field, and press enter.
2: Find and open User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Widows Explorer.
3: Double click Hide these specified drives in My Computer.
4: Choose Enabled.
5: Pick the option users want.
6: Click Apply.
We also recommend reading our guide Cannot Delete Active System Partition on This Disk in Windows 7.