I know you do not have to have the separate 100MB partition with regular Windows 7, not sure if Intel SRT makes any difference. Early installs of 7 were over Vista which did not have separate boot partition. The reasons for the separate boot partition were so you could encrypt the main install as boot could not be encrypted and to have repair console possibly accessible with f8 if main install needed repairs.
You can put boot files in main install and just have a separate CD or flash with a repair console. And you probably should have separate repairCD anyway.