What are operating system files

There is a difference between system partition and boot partition

Microsoft refers to the partition with the boot files as the system partition and the one with Windows on it as the start partition

System partition:

As System partition is the term used for the volume that contains the hardware-specific files required to start Windows (boot files),
E.g .: Under Windows XP Ntldr, Boot.ini, and Ntdetect.com.
Under Vista and Win7 "Bootmgr.exe".

On dynamic disks, this partition is called a System volume designated.

On computers based on Intel 186 and higher (only the "x86" series), the System partition a "primary"Partition marked as the" active "partition. On Intel x86 computers, this is always drive zero. This is the drive that the system BIOS searches when the operating system starts up.

The System partition can, but does not have to, with the Boot partition be identical.

On almost all of them Windows 7 Systems can be found next to the System partition another partition with a capacity of 100 MB.
Read the article on it
"The mystery of the 100 Mbyte partition of Windows 7".

Boot partition:

The term Boot partition refers to the volume on which the Windows operating system files (by default in the "WINDOWS" folder) and the files that support the operating system (by default in the "System32" folder) are stored.

On dynamic disks, this partition is called a Startup disk designated.

The Boot partition can, but does not have to, with the System partition be identical.

There is always only one System partition, but with multi-boot systems there is a separate one for each installed operating system Boot partition.

Microsoft Help & Support KB314470.

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