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Windows 7: Do I need the HP Recovery Partition on my hard drive?

26 Jun 2014   #11
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Well I find it does work best to move the User Folders - Change Default Location to D, so that the C image is kept smaller with only OS and Programs for imaging purposes. Then it it ever becomes irreparable I can easily reimage C while the data is safe and separate in its own partition. Of course it needs to be backed up at all times, so here's a real time way to backup data while at the same time synching with your other devices using free MS storage in the cloud to Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums.

This won't work with Win7 backup imaging which would then require you to include D in the image since it now holds System (User) folders. So if you want to use Win7 backup imaging or use a less robust method to link the User folders, you can copy each to the D partition then rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums then setting that folder as default: Library - Set Save Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums. Once confirmed on D,, you can delete the C folder but I would leave it empty in the Library so you can see what lands there and easily drag it over to D.

As wisely advised earlier, this is all up to user preference but that gives you some more options.

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