There is just a single drive in the laptop, the E drive is a partition on it that contains a lot of data. I'd like to avoid copying the data off of it.
I've been under the impression that the 100 MB System Reserve partition gives the ability to access the repair console and do repairs, without the need to have an installation disk. And I'm not doing the install to get that feature, doing it for other reasons. And I already have the System Reserve Partition.
What my question boils down to is, I don't know if I should delete the existing System Reserve partition and the existing C partition and make them both unallocated, or leave the existing System Reserve Partition for use with the new install. Seems like I don't want to assume the existing System Reserve partition will be compatible with the new install, the existing install was done by someone using their retail install disk, not the install disk I am using.