How do I delete Recovery Partition on my New HP Pavilion a6742p Computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by dakota42784, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. dakota42784

    dakota42784 MDL Junior Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    How do I delete & Acquire my extra space on this HP Computer???

    My Computer advertised @ 500 Gigs, I have 465.8 Gigs.

    It has a 13.2 gig Recovery Partition.

    Also: I have made (3) Recovery Disks & I have backed up my Computer with Acronis True Image.
    My Recovery Disks "DO NOT" give me option to delete my recovery partition in (Advanced Options).
    I realize that I can't acquire all 500 Gigs.....But, I am Minus 35 gigs, that is a lot of Space that I need.

    Thank You in Advance
  2. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

    Apr 29, 2008
    In Vista and Windows 7, go to Start and in the search field type:

    create and format hard disk partitions

    This will launch Disk Management. It should let you delete and create a
    new partition with the extra space and then assign it a drive letter.

    You can use Disk Management to assign drive letters to hidden XP
    partitions this way as well to make them show up in Windows 7 if you dual boot.