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Windows 7: Will Win 7 still boot if I hide Recovery partition in front of it?

12 Oct 2015   #1
Ford Prefect

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Will Win 7 still boot if I hide Recovery partition in front of it?

Hi Folks,
Just been helping a colleague sort out his Win 7 installation which resulted in a re-install from his Dell Recovery disc.
This has resulted in 2 partitions on his active system disc.
They are (E) Recovery and (C) OS
He also has a DVD drive (D) in the system.
What I would like to do is "hide" the Recovery partition.
I can do this in Windows disc management (dismount it) or using Partition Master (EaseUs).
My question is, If I hide this recovery partition will Windows still boot OK?
Thanks in advance.

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13 Oct 2015   #2
Ford Prefect

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I can confirm it's OK to hide a partition in front of the OS and it still boots.
However, if you delete the partition you will need to rebuild the mbr.
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 Will Win 7 still boot if I hide Recovery partition in front of it?

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