|29 Nov 2009||#11|
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As the c: drive is the active drive I think the warning may well be due to the use of a non standard format for the recovery partition - this is not unusual, and can cause confusion for disk utilities.
I assume you have the Windows 7 install DVD to hand - If so I would proceed with the deletion , as if boot files are on the recovery partition (very unlikely) you can perform a start-up repair quite simply by booting the DVD
I believe that DaRon is correct. You may or may not ruin your MBR "master boot record" by delating the Vista partition but you can usually repair the Widows 7 MBR by running a "start up repair" from the Windows 7 CD. You may need to run the repair a few times before it works.
You can delate the drive from the disk properties window but your Windows 7 may become unbootable until you run the START UP REPAIR from the Windows 7 CD.
Hello Seven, and welcome to Seven Forums.
You might consider creating a set of HP Vista Recovery Discs in case you ever decide to reinstall Vista on that computer again. Once you delete the recovery partition it's gone with no chance of creating them.
Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager in Vista - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
You should be able to click on Yes to proceed to delete the recovery partition without any problems though.
Ps If I don't post back today, then you'll know that I've FAILED!
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|29 Nov 2009||#17|
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I had my C: drive with my XP and a D: drive with my factory restore files. Before I installed Win 7, I d/l Partition Wizard and formated D:. I got none of the messages that you did. I then installed Win 7 using a clean install and it went fine. I don't see why you got the messages.
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