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Windows 7: Can't remove Recovery Partition

27 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Can't remove Recovery Partition

Can anyone help, i've fitted a new hard drive into my laptop and want to get rid of the recovery partition on the one i've removed.

I've formatted it via Disc Management but the 15gb Recovery Partition remains there.

Is there a way to format it so that i get the maximum amount of disc space.

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27 Jun 2011   #2

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You can do this on the OLD HD only. ALL DATA WILL BE LOST.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Create New
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for the help. Will give it a try this evening.

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