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Windows 7: Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?


02 Mar 2010   #1

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 
Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?

I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks

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02 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RN09 View Post
I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks
Is it an OS partition? if so the only way is to do it outside of the OS with a 3rd party app like parigon disk management
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02 Mar 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RN09 View Post
I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks
Have you made your notebook Recovery DVD's?
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02 Mar 2010   #4

 
 

Yes you can delete it.
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02 Mar 2010   #5

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

A screenshot of the Disk Management Window might help.

The boot files might be located in the partition. and would need to be re-located. EasyBCD might provide a clue....
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02 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

As requested, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Tell us exactly what you want to achieve and we will give you the steps.

You can delete the Recovery partition if you need the space and have made the backup disks.
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02 Mar 2010   #7

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 

No, I don't make the recovery dvd. I like to clone the whole hard drive using acronis to external hard drive. I find it is easy for me later so I just swap the hard drive.

This is the new laptop with 250gb hard drive. I want to remove the partition on top (12.0 GB) and bottom (SYSTEM RESERVED - 102 MB)


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02 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Even with cloning the drive, it may be useful to burn the recovery dvds from the recovery partition before you delete it. This is just an extra security. You never know whether your clone/image will work. As to the little 100 MB partition, I would leave it alone. There is nothing to be gained.
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02 Mar 2010   #9

Window 7 Ultimate
 
 

Can anyone walk me through how to delete it? I want to get the 12 GB seems nothing in there.

Thanks
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02 Mar 2010   #10

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