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Windows 7: "Recovery" Drive has showed up after new HDD - Why?

24 Mar 2012   #1

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"Recovery" Drive has showed up after new HDD - Why?

Hi all

I just installed another HDD as a second one just for data backup (another internal SATA2 drive.

The HDD was from another computer (I don't know whether or not this matters).

Anyway, I am formatting the drive as I type. My question is why do I now have another drive present that is labelled:

RECOVERY (F

Why is this?

And can I get rid of it?

Also, how do I do this (just delete it)?

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24 Mar 2012   #2

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What you are seeing isn't a second drive, but rather a partition of the HDD you are using. Recovery is basically a partition that has been set aside to restore a computer to factory settings (usually found in premade systems like DELL and HP). If the system you put it in is custom, you dont really need this partition, though it is only safe to delete it during the OS install.
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24 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aderes Devorah View Post
Hi all

I just installed another HDD as a second one just for data backup (another internal SATA2 drive.

The HDD was from another computer (I don't know whether or not this matters).

Anyway, I am formatting the drive as I type. My question is why do I now have another drive present that is labelled:

RECOVERY (F

Why is this?

And can I get rid of it?


Also, how do I do this (just delete it)?

Best

AD
To delete the recovery partition:

start>right-click my computer>manage>disk management>right-click recovery partition>delete partition.
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