Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
You say you want to delete the Recovery and System Reserved partitions and recover the space into Windows 7.
You will also need to recover the MBR and active flag into Windows 7. Back up your files and make a Windows 7 Repair CD if you don't have an installation DVD.
Boot Partition Wizard CD, select 1 for screen resolution, right click partitions which you want delete and choose Delete, OK.
Now rightclick Windows 7 partition>Modify>Set to Active, OK.
Again rightclick Windows 7 partition>Resize>slide left grey border to the left over all of the deleted space, OK, Apply all steps.
Now Windows 7 will not boot. Instead, boot Windows 7 Repair CD or DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write MBR to Windows 7 partition. You can also use Rebuild MBR on Partition Wizard Disk tab to do this.
Save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you never have to reinstall Windows 7 again, just reimage the HD using Repair CD and your image in 15 minutes.
Thanks. Followed this and I could delete them. I downloaded iso OS from digitalriver link to use to repair tool.
The reason I like to clone HD because if computer crashed, I can clone back WITHOUT install whole bunches of software.
Question: If i make a back up image dvd, can I use it in the future in case the computer crashed without install softwares or I have to re install everything again?
Sorry for a dumb question. Just try to learn new things from experts.