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I have an 80gb boot drive and a 500gb for files. On the 80gb there is a 15gb reserved partition...What is it for? The system reserved for the 500gb drive is only 100mb.
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I have an 80gb boot drive and a 500gb for files. On the 80gb there is a 15gb reserved partition...What is it for? The system reserved for the 500gb drive is only 100mb.

Did you build this system, or buy it off the shelf? This looks like a pre-built PC where the manufacturer creates a reserved partition for system restore purposes. Man, that would really be dumb on an 80 GB SSD, what a waste of space. If you have some way of reinstalling windows as needed, I would delete that partition and re-size the C Drive partition to make use of the whole disk, after making an image of the C Drive of course.
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I built it. At first I had my OS on the 500gb but then I bought the 80gb for a boot drive. I cloned it to the 80gb, but I can't remember what I did with the partitions...redface.gif

Can I just delete it?
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I built it. At first I had my OS on the 500gb but then I bought the 80gb for a boot drive. I cloned it to the 80gb, but I can't remember what I did with the partitions...redface.gif

Can I just delete it?

I wouldn't delete it, but you can shrink it I think by resizing the bigger partition. Windows 7 creates a system reserved drive of 100MB on SSDs. On HDDs, I think its 500MB, so don't make it smaller than 100MB. This is with Windows Ultimate for me. I'm not sure on Pro or Home Premium. Of course, take system images of the drive before you try anything.
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