"Why do you want to delete the System Reserved partition? Just pre-partition the SSD to avoid having it issued in the first place. Use Step 2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
In his tutorial (step two) the bare foot kid makes two partitions 200MB & 100GB for the SRP and Windows 7 respectively. So if I do this with only my SSD connected (no HDD) I'll end up having two SRP's, Since there is one on my HDD from my origional install. The one I want to delete shown above. In step two item 3 he also states the the 200MB partition was made bigger to hold "Backup, Restore, and BitLocker" Putting progams there is a big mistake. My backup alone are almost 90 GB so I made a F:/ partition on the HDD to hold them< (see attachment) I store System images on F:/ too. While your looking at the attachment, please note that there is only about 62GB of room left on my 128 GB SSD (C:/) That why I want to move whatever I can off of C:/.
Your second paragraph is a little confusing, but I think your saying to copy the files to the HDD and use a link to point to them. If you make a link in C: to point to the HDD files I would think that you could delete the files in C:.that were copied leaving the link in its pace.. Can you point out a good tutorial to make the link? (by files I meaning folders,libraries etc.)
One last thing, what do I do about my programs. Reloading the 81 prograams that I now have on my system is going to be a real pain. Isn't there some program or way to move them to a temporary location then move them back after the clean install?
It seems like every one is using those two words (clean install) like it is a simple thing to do.
Thanks for your help! Jim