Hello, I just joined the forums to get some support on one little thing I'm about to do.
About a year ago I bought a Dell XPS M1530 (it came with Vista installed). Last month I decided to do a clean Windows 7 install (I installed the 7 professional edition that I got with the MSDN alliance program).
The thing here is that when I had Windows Vista, the "Computer" folder showed the main Hard Drive (C) and a 10GB Recovery Partition(D).
When I did the installation I decided to format the C drive and install the OS there, but did nothing with D.
Now that I'm done with the installation, with windows working great, I wanna delete the partitions so I can have all the capacity merged together.
I went to the "Computer Manager" tool: The following drives were shown:
This is the info shown on Computer:
I understand that the OS is installed on the C drive and that the D drive might me some stuff that Dell put in in case I want to restore to factory settings. I don't know squat about the two other drives.
The questions are:
Can I delete the other 3 partitions without having any issues?
What do you guys recommend?
Is it ok to format the D drive with Vista info in there?
Is it ok to delete the two partitions that don't show on Computer?
How exactly do I merge the drives/delete partitions?
Thanks for reading, hope you answer.