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#1 Bartster

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:54 PM

I've been thinking about deleting the D: recovery partition of my HDD. Since I have already made a set of disks
there doesn't seem to be any reason for it, since you can't make another set of disks. Can someone tell me the
safest and easiest way to do this? Is there anything to be gained (except the 10 gigs of space) or should I just leave it alone?

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:40 PM

Tried those disks out...yet?

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:48 PM

Yes, I have.......twice.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:25 PM

If satisfied that the disks are all that you need, I see no need for a "recovery partition."

OTOH...I don't think 10GB of hard drive space is going to make/break the day in today's universe...unless the user hasn't bought a hard drive in the last 5 years or so.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:49 PM

Ok, thanks hamluis.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:55 PM

I vote for not deleting the partition. Reason: a disk gets lost. It gets a scratch or scratches on it and the disk can't be read.
You said you can only make one set of disks, my curiousity question of the day-can you make a copy of the cd disks to have as a back-up, as opposed to a copy from the partition?

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:59 PM

I don't see any reason why not although I have never tried.
I'm curious about that myself!!

BTW: For Vista it's better to use DVD's. It takes only two, compared
to about twelve CD's.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 10:10 PM

Bartster, If you do try to make a copy of the disks please let us know what happens.
I'm one of those people who makes at least 2 copies of every software disk I get.
Learned the hard way to always have a functional disk waiting in the wings if I need it.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 14 April 2008 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2008 - 10:14 PM

Yea, I might try it just to see what happens and I'll let you know.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 10:36 PM

delete

Edited by Bartster, 15 April 2008 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:46 AM

Queen-Evie:

Made copy of disk using ImgBurn. Worked perfectly. Here is link if you would like to try for yourself.

http://www.imgburn.com/

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:32 AM

When I have time I'll try it. My concern for you was not having a back-up copy if something happened to the only set of disks you have. If you delete the partition, and for some reason one of the disks became unusable, you'd be stuck up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
Glad it worked for you.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:20 AM

my two cents would not to remove it, your not going to gain anything except 10Gb, and you could buy bigger space for a few quids nowadays, at least with out deleting the partition you have a recovery process there waiting without having to reley on disks
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:42 AM

You're both probably right. Disk space wasn't really a big concern since I have plenty to spare. It just bugged me when I run AV and spyware scans. They take alot longer
because they scan the D: partition as well. What I would really prefer to have is a recovery disk with just the operating system without the other junk that comes on the
disks that I made.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:13 AM

Changed the settings in your virus scanners do that they dont include D: in the scans
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