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mailman1988

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mailman1988

My Win7 drive was set up by Dell to have the following configurations.

 

1-Boot Part (100meg)

2-OS

3-Recover

 

What I want to do is remove 1 & 3.

For some reason, Windows Disk Manager will not let me remove the "Recover" part. I'm thinking I need to us a 3rd party app. ?

Can I safely remove the 100 meg part and just boot into the OS?

Thanks

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mailman1988

Re-install: That would be too easy.

I always take the hard way. This is my road to cloning to a SSD.

I know the Pro's & Con's of this, just want to give it a try. I might learn something from my mistakes.

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jmwills

You should be able to delete the Restore partition with no ill effects....the boot, better to leave it alone

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Actually you have to be careful as some of the MFG tie the config file into the recovery partition. In addition, the 100 meg is required by windows and if you delete that Windows will not boot. My suggestion is to do a clean install and when installing go to the drive options and kill all the partitions. You will still have the the 100 meg but the recovery partition will be gone. That is what I had to do with my Lenovo.

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Not to mention that Acronis True Image, and I presume some ofher software, uses the 100 MB partition to keep track of which files have changed. I learned this the hard way just recently.... leave the 100 MB partition alone!

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