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Windows 7: Deleted Vista Recovery Data

24 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Deleted Vista Recovery Data

I originally had Vista on my computer when purchased. The computer had C:, D:,. The HP recovery was on D: with everything else on C:

I deleted the Data from the D: recovery disc as I had no more use for Vista and most of the programs that came from HP would not work with Windows 7. I have recovery disc if I do need them at a later date to reinstall Vista.

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on C: This left D: partition empty. I have most recently used D which is about 13 GB for4 abackup of some of my programs.

I also have another 640 GB hard disc which is G: that I use as backup for my windows system.

I would like to do away with the D: partition because I can also put all my program backups on G: as well.

How do I delete the D: partition and incorporate that space into the C: partition? I think I know but am not sure of myself and would like advice.

I forgot to mention that C: drive is also 640 GB as well.l

What are your suggestions as to deleting D: or leaving it?


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24 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

First you have to clear or delete D which is in this tutorial.
Partition or Volume - Delete

Then you extend the C into the unallocated space that was drive D.
Partition or Volume - Extend

Not to hard. Just follow the steps. The tuts are well laid out.

Any questions post back here.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

1. Go to Disk Management, right click on D and delete it.
2. Then extend the C partition with the unallocated space you gained. Also a right click.
3. One good use for D would be to use it as a data partition. Here is how to move the user folders: User Folders - Change Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Dec 2010   #4
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Both very good answers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Before your next clean reinstall, wipe the HD as you still have factory code on the HD until it is overwritten with zeros: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Tips for getting a perfect reinstall: re-install windows 7
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