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How To Safely Remove Recovery Partition?

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#1 alexguy96


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

I recently installed Windows 7, but due to performance issues, I had to revert back to Vista. The F11 key was disabled because I upgraded, so I used a Vista Installer and input my serial code on my machine. Anyway, I created generic Recovery Discs, so I do not need my old unusable Recovery Partition any more. Is there any sort of way to safely remove it, and extend my C drive for more space?

BTW, I don't have HP Recovery Manager so, I cannot use the 'Delete Recovery Partition' feature on there.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 07:32 PM

Use Windows Computer Management to remove a partition
With Windows 7 and Vista, you can use the Windows Computer Management function to delete the recovery partition. All the space on the hard drive is then available as the C: drive.

1. Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select the Manage option.
2. In the left panel of the Computer Management window, double-click Storage to expand the options.
click Disk Management to display a list of partitions, also called Volumes .
3. Right-click the Recovery partition (D:) , and select the Delete Volume option.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to delete the partition, and the allow the computer to restart.
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