I installed Windows 7 a few days ago and let it create the hidden 100 mb system partition. Just now I got all my programs installed and settings configured - windows is just the way I like it. If I were to go about reinstalling and not having the partition created, what would be the best way to keep everything as I have it now? Can I create a system image, not including the 100mb partition files, reinstall, and then load that image? Would that keep everything the same, sans hidden partition? If there's a different way to do this, please let me know. My biggest concerns are obviously keeping all my settings and everything exactly the same, and having all those system files working properly.