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Windows 7: Restore partition on Dell 1520

21 Nov 2009   #1

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Restore partition on Dell 1520

Hey everyone, i hope i am in the right place for my question. i have a Dell 1520 that origanlly had Vista on it, it also has a D:\ partition that is a restore partiton of 10gigs (for Vista). i have upgraded to Windows 7 but that partiton is still there. my question is, is it poosible to create a Windows 7 restore partition to repace the Vista restore partition, and if so how? , or can i just reclaim that 10Gigs since i dont think i will be going back to Vista.

Thanks in advance.

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21 Nov 2009   #2

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That D partition brings you back to the original settings, you had, when you bought your computer. You can delete it, since the Discs that you received with your compueter have the same information, it was created by Dell.
If you already installed Win 7, there should already be a sep restore partition, now.
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21 Nov 2009   #3

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Thanks for the quick reply. how do i go about making that D:\ restore partiton a Window 7 partition ?

opps how do i check its a windows 7 restore partiton and not a Vista restore partiton
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21 Nov 2009   #4

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  1. Just delet the partition. It will become free space. No need to keep it as a separate partition, unless you want to
  2. In computer management
  3. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
    Right-click the volume, such as a partition or logical drive, that you want to delete, and then click Delete Volume.
  4. Click Yes to delete the volume.
If you delete a primary partition, the resulting empty space is called unallocated disk space . If you delete a logical drive within an extended partition, the resulting empty space is called free space. You can now use the empty space to create additional volumes. To learn how, see Create and format a hard disk partition.
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