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Windows 7: Resize Recovery Partition?

05 Jul 2011   #21

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

With that info, on the surface at least, it does look ok. Because recovery has a letter assigned it can be written to so I'd just monitor its size. Maybe the blue to red change was just a 10% boarderline change.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2013   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi guys! Many thanks for the info, screenshots, and software references.

I have a Hard-Drive (600Gb capactiy) that was the only hard drive in my new Dell XPS L502x when I bought it a couple of months ago. It still has the recovery partition (I think that's how you restore factory settings, ie Windows 7 Home Premium with Dell software and drivers.

I upgrade to a new 250 gb solid state, and installed windows 7 64bit Ultimate on a new VHD using diskpart on windows install.

When reinstalling drivers, it's possible I've installed the wrong ones. There's also still some data I'm recovering from there, the drive actually failed after Avast was installed (OS couldn't repsond, prompts for Disk Check).

Running CCleaner duplicate file finder, I still have > 100gb systems files (my thinking was that, by removing all identified duplicates from program files, I'll have, remaining, all software I may want to reinstall, user,application and program data (windows and non-MS software LITTER the hard drive with files and settings in all kinds of places! and then there's the registry!) Now, the drives giving me read errors, but not often (mainly when I resume from sleep with the HD connected... I have setup an Event Viewer task to message me when the error occurs, and thankfully it's not too option, but still have designs on cleaning the drive and hopefully fixing bad sectors, before it becomes the main store for all my media. It's a sata, and I have esata and usb3 ports, but the enclosures I'm using are all labelled USB2.0, hopefully that's why I'm not seeing the awesome transfer rates I've read of).

So! Few things going on.I have a recovery partition (I mentioned) it's 20Gb and only 8 is used... could I shrink? Should I just delete?!

Have downloaded all the drivers I THINK my OS needs from Dell, and found instructions on installation order re realtek,chipset, and HD/HD audio drivers...

Quite an old thread, but I thought (and hoped!) y'all might still be around, or this might get some traffic, anyway I'll share my progress, but if anyone has any advice or experience on any of this, I'd love to hear from ya.
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