Quote: Originally Posted by RJ12
I know that can't be a recovery partition from Toshiba, because I already had a 10 GB partition labeled "Recovery", but after I messed with the partition layout (I installed Ubuntu), it was no longer useful and when I reinstalled Windows 7, I took off that partition and formatted the partition that Windows 7 was installed and reinstalled it in that same partition.
If you want to recover all the space on the HDD and create the SysResv at the suggested 200MB, have a look at this information, it would be more useful to do it this way after you have made back-ups of any data you need to save.
After you have copied out
or made back-ups
of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase
) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
- Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
- If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install
of Windows 7 to; you can always extend
the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create
additional Primary partitions or an Extended
partition after the installation completes if you choose. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation DISKPART : At PC Startup