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Can I safely delete my System Reserve Palrtition?

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    Can I safely delete my System Reserve Palrtition?

    I have moved my boot files to the "C" drive using EasyBCD. In so doing, is it now safe to delete the System Reserve Partition?
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Since it actually takes up very little of the drive why not just keep it; you know just in case.
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    I don't want to keep it because the drive it is on is a SSD (only250GB) and I want all the space I can get from it. I realize 350mb is nothing but every little bit helps. Especially down the road as I add more and more programs.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    There may be something on it the system needs, I would keep it. It may be related to a recovery partition. If you have deleted your recovery partition, then you could try it, but removing it may cause your system not to boot.

    After looking at your image again, since your OS partition says "Boot" AND "System" it can probably be removed.
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