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Yes, it is fine to leave it alone. That system reserved folder is completely unnecessary as long as you have access to your OS install disc to make repairs if needed. Lots of folks, including myself, go through a workaround when installing 7 to eliminate it.

Moving/expanding the partition might set the alignment of the C partition off, hurting your SSD's performance (assuming the C: partition was aligned correctly to begin with).

You also have your data drive marked as an 'active' partition - you'll want to mark that as not active and your bootmgr issue should go away.
Ok thanks, now what happens when I install a new Windows OS or reformat? Well it make another 100MB partition and not use the current one lol?
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Should use the current one.
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Ok thanks, now what happens when I install a new Windows OS or reformat? Well it make another 100MB partition and not use the current one lol?
When you install Win7, it will create a 100MB partition that it uses for system recovery, bitlocker and other BS. Some of us with small SSD's don't care about that, so we have to use a work around to eliminate/bypass that feature. Depending on how you install Win7, it may want to create a new 100MB partition, in addition to the one you already have. If I were going to reinstall, here are the steps I'd use:
1. Load install disc
2. Let 7 create the 100MB 'System Reserved' partition and the remaining partition as the standard install OS partition.
3. Delete the remaining partition, expand the 100MB partition to the desired size, and mark it as the 'system' partition, not 'system reserved'.
4. Proceed with install, and the 100MB partition will cease to exist

That partition will also start at the correct alignment for a SSD by default, so you should have full performance out of the box - just make sure your BIOS is turned to AHCI or RAID before installing and you're set.
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Yes, it is fine to leave it alone. That system reserved folder is completely unnecessary as long as you have access to your OS install disc to make repairs if needed. Lots of folks, including myself, go through a workaround when installing 7 to eliminate it.

Moving/expanding the partition might set the alignment of the C partition off, hurting your SSD's performance (assuming the C: partition was aligned correctly to begin with).

You also have your data drive marked as an 'active' partition - you'll want to mark that as not active and your bootmgr issue should go away.
Ok thanks. I hate how you can't switch crash dumps to another volume

Oh and I like your sig.
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