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Converting System Reserved from FAT32 to NTFS on a Windows Server 2008

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I have a Windows 2008 Enterprise server (SP2, not R2) OS and I discovered (to my horror) that a previous administrator had setup the system reserved partition using FAT32.  This is my main web server and FAT32 systems are not allowed on my company's domain. Here is the Disk info:

C:\  Partition (NTFS) - 1TB - Main Windows partition - 70% free
F:\  Partition (FAT32) - 1.3GB - Reserved System partition

I think I need to create another NTFS partition and move system reserved this new NTFS partition.  However, I've never done this before and I'm not sure how to proceed.  I have a feeling it's not as simple as copying files off the existing partition, formatting the partition to NTFS, and then copying the files back.  I don't want to hose this server and re-installing Windows is not an option.
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