Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?

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  1. Posts : 25
    Window 7 Ultimate
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    Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?


    I am not sure if this is right forum.

    I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

    I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

    Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 28,845
    Win 8 Release candidate 8400
       #2

    RN09 said:
    I am not sure if this is right forum.

    I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

    I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

    Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

    Thanks
    Is it an OS partition? if so the only way is to do it outside of the OS with a 3rd party app like parigon disk management
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  3. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #3

    RN09 said:
    I am not sure if this is right forum.

    I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

    I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

    Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

    Thanks
    Have you made your notebook Recovery DVD's?
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  4. Posts : 1,161
    Windows 8.1 PRO
       #4

    Yes you can delete it.
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  5. Posts : 716
    XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
       #5

    A screenshot of the Disk Management Window might help.

    The boot files might be located in the partition. and would need to be re-located. EasyBCD might provide a clue....
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  6.    #6

    As requested, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

    Tell us exactly what you want to achieve and we will give you the steps.

    You can delete the Recovery partition if you need the space and have made the backup disks.
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  7. Posts : 25
    Window 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #7

    No, I don't make the recovery dvd. I like to clone the whole hard drive using acronis to external hard drive. I find it is easy for me later so I just swap the hard drive.

    This is the new laptop with 250gb hard drive. I want to remove the partition on top (12.0 GB) and bottom (SYSTEM RESERVED - 102 MB)
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  8. whs
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    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
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    Even with cloning the drive, it may be useful to burn the recovery dvds from the recovery partition before you delete it. This is just an extra security. You never know whether your clone/image will work. As to the little 100 MB partition, I would leave it alone. There is nothing to be gained.
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  9. Posts : 25
    Window 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Can anyone walk me through how to delete it? I want to get the 12 GB seems nothing in there.

    Thanks
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  10. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
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