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Windows 7: Can I delete the recovery partition and then re-install it

08 Jun 2014   #21

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Thanks Dave,

Yeah, sometimes threads wander around for a while as different questions are asked and answered. No sweat, it happens a lot on many threads.

I contribute to the wandering and then try to shepherd the thread back.

You're original question was Can I delete the Recovery partition?

I think that was answered in a few different ways. Greg wanted a little more information about (D:) so that he could give you the best answer based on his knowledge and your need.

I see that you've marked this as solved - thanks. Members (that includes you) are still able to post comments and Greg might pop back in.

Ok, got it on the volume names - it will wait for a while.

Smiles all the way around that you got the information you needed.

It was a pleasure working with you,


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