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Windows 7: Question?? To ALL..

25 Oct 2009   #1
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 
Recovery Partition Question..

About My Recovery Partition on my HP..Notebook.

Can I just get rid of that partition since I will be doing a Clean Install of Windows 7 Professional Full. (I have the Recovery Disks I Burned them to DVD's)

and they work used them before.. (but the Recovery partition was there)

Would that work..and If I need to go back to Vista (Don't think I will but things happen) Would I be able to go back to Vista with the Recovery Disks only...

I have tried looking for this.. I can't find it any were..

My Guess is YES am I wrong?

Thanks..


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25 Oct 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do not delete the partition, unless you are completely sure you will never need your repair disks. The repair disks access that partition.
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25 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
About My Recovery Partition on my HP..Notebook.

Can I just get rid of that partition since I will be doing a Clean Install of Windows 7 Professional Full. (I have the Recovery Disks I Burned them to DVD's)

and they work used them before.. (but the Recovery partition was there)

Would that work..and If I need to go back to Vista (Don't think I will but things happen) Would I be able to go back to Vista with the Recovery Disks only...

I have tried looking for this.. I can't find it any were..

My Guess is YES am I wrong?

Thanks..
Ryan
If you ever needed to go back to vista you would need the recovery partition, but once win 7 is set up and you feel good about it (and you will) you can delete the recovery partition and expand the OS partiton if you want to,

Let me know if you need help

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Go ahead and delete it, since you burned the recovery DVD's theres no real need for the partition unless you think you may lose/break the DVD's.

Either way, if something goes wrong and your under warranty just call HP and ask for a copy of the DVD's. Say your recovery partition got corrupted (worked for me).
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25 Oct 2009   #5
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Thank you for your Help..
I have also confirmed that you can Delete the Recovery Partition when you install Windows 7..(BUT MUST HAVE THE RECOVERY DISKS IF YOU WANTED TO GO BACK TO PREVIOUS OS)

I have a transcript of my Chat with HP Support.


Again Thanks for your Help..


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File Type: doc HP Chat...doc (63.0 KB, 42 views)
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25 Oct 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
Thank you for your Help..
I have also confirmed that you can Delete the Recovery Partition when you install Windows 7..(BUT MUST HAVE THE RECOVERY DISKS IF YOU WANTED TO GO BACK)

I have a transcript of my Chat with HP Support.

Attachment 33105

Again Thanks for your Help..
Glad you figured it out.
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25 Oct 2009   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Do not delete the partition, unless you are completely sure you will never need your repair disks. The repair disks access that partition.
NOT true. Repair disks from HP are replicas of that partition. They DO NOT access it. In fact, they will recreate it if it is removed. If the OP has created repair disks and is confident they are good, he may in fact remove the recovery partition with no issues. I have 3 HP laptops and know this for a fact.
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25 Oct 2009   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Do not delete the partition, unless you are completely sure you will never need your repair disks. The repair disks access that partition.
NOT true. Repair disks from HP are replicas of that partition. They DO NOT access it. In fact, they will recreate it if it is removed. If the OP has created repair disks and is confident they are good, he may in fact remove the recovery partition with no issues. I have 3 HP laptops and know this for a fact.
Oh, yes. I forgot about the recreation of the recovery partition.

Why am I receiving 2+ emails for 1 post on subscribed threads :S
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27 Oct 2009   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Do not delete the partition, unless you are completely sure you will never need your repair disks. The repair disks access that partition.
NOT true. Repair disks from HP are replicas of that partition. They DO NOT access it. In fact, they will recreate it if it is removed. If the OP has created repair disks and is confident they are good, he may in fact remove the recovery partition with no issues. I have 3 HP laptops and know this for a fact.
Okay, I understand. I was thinking of the Acer recovery partition. I apologize for the misinformation.
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