I recently purchased a refurb laptop that has a recovery parition of 13.67 GB as shown in Windows Disk Management. When I check the properties of the partition it shows 8.42 GB of used space and 5.24 GB free space. Is there anyway I can add the free space of this partition to the main partition. Why would Dell use this much space when it only needed about 9 GB? (This was a manufacturer refurb machine) I know 5 GB does not sound like a lot, but I only have 105.57 GB total on the main partition, I would like to use all I can. Don't know if it matters, but this computer actually came with a Windows Reinstallation DVD from Dell, do I even need the recovery partition? Thanks for any advice.