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Well, when I first installed the OS I deleted this little 100 MB partition, and all the boot files went to the primary partition.

I now realize this was a mistake, so is there a way to move those very sensitive files to the 100 MB partition again and tell the OS to read them again from there?
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Is this a laptop?
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Nope. Desktop.
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I now realize this was a mistake, so is there a way to move those very sensitive files to the 100 MB partition again and tell the OS to read them again from there?
Why was it a mistake? Changing the boot partition is a lot more complicated than just doing moving files.

If you want it back the way it was you'd have to start all over.
Create the two partitions
Set the 100Mb partition as the boot device (that will put those "important files" there.
Install Windows to the other partition. That will put the Windows folder there since it won't fit on the 100Mb one.
Edited by billbartuska - 10/22/14 at 10:31pm
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Yeah, I thought so, I was doing all the arrangements to reinstall the OS. Thanks.
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If you want it back the way it was you'd have to start all over.
Create the two partitions
Set the 100Mb partition as the boot device (that will put those "important files" there.
Install Windows to the other partition. That will put the Windows folder there since it won't fit on the 100Mb one.

    Actually, it is a little easier than that: During Windows setup, simply delete the C: partition and tell it to install in the unpartitioned space.  Setup will automatically create the 100 MB system partition, and then the main C: partition to fill the remaining space.  Also, on SSDs, setup creates properly aligned partitions too, so you don't have to do anything beyond deleting the existing system partition(s) and C: partition.
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