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What happens to the Recovery (D:) and HP Tools (E:) partitions?


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#1 RuddyDuck

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:49 AM

I have two HP computers with Windows 7: a laptop and a desktop. Both came with three partions on their hard disk drives.  When these are upgraded after July 29th to Windows 10, what will happen to the Recovery (D:) and HP Tools (E:) paritions?

 

I certainly don't want a system recovery operation to revert my computers to Windows 7, with all the bloatware that came with the factory-installed Windows 7!  Will these partitions be re-sized to accommodate a recovery to the original Windows 10 release?  Will they be eliminated altogether?

 

Does anyone here know?

 

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:51 AM

Hi RuddyDuck :)

If you upgrade to Windows 10, these partitions will remain as they are. They won't be deleted nor modified. And the recovery image stored on the Recovery partition will still be the one for Windows 7 by HP, not Windows 10.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:14 AM

Thank you. After upgrade to Windows 19, can I dlete those partitions and recover their disk space?

 

(I suspect that Windows 10 might ocupy more space on the C: partition, and it would be nice to recover that space.)



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:20 AM

You are free to delete these partitions after the upgrade and expand your C: partition using that free space you'll create, yes. If you need I can assist you with that when the time will come.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:30 AM

Thank you.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:32 AM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:18 AM

I would suggest that you burn your recovery partition to DVD before deleting it--usually there is a utility to "create recovery disks."  If something goes wrong during the upgrade process, you'll need these to go back to square one and try again.






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