My first post on this forum.
Here's my situation: I bought a new Fujitsu laptop which had Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit. After making recovery DVDs, I replaced the Windows 7 Home Basic with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (because some of my softwares don't "sit" easily on Windows 7 Home Basic, they are more "friendly" with Windows 7 Ultimate/Professional)
Plz find the screenshot of the Disk Management view after I installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
1) What I do not understand is why Fujitsu needs the 3 partitions ; namely the 2GB , 1GB and a huge 14GB as Recovery Partitions? 2) Is it possible to format the Recovery Partitions & make it usable for storing my personal folders or add this 14GB to the existing C: drive or D:drive? 3) Am I wrong if I say this format & recovery option (point nr 2 above) was available ONLY during installation of Windows 7 Ultimate and cannot be done now when Windows 7 Ultimate is already installed? I know the hard drive has huge capacity (750GB); I don't have to regret loosing a little space but I'm curious to know why the manufacturer needed 3 recovery partitions on one hard disk. And will it be ok if I format these partitions and just make 2 logical drives (C: and D) the next time I reformat my laptop? Regards