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

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    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
     
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  2. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

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    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.