I currently have Vista 64-bit, with a HP OEM Recovery Partition that takes about 10GB space. I want to replace this recovery partition with Windows 7 files so that I can use it in case of emergency in Windows 7. Is there a way to either a) "upgrade" the recovery partition before or after Windows 7 upgrade installation; or b) create a new recovery partition after Windows 7 is installed that functions the same way as a OEM recovery partition in Vista? I know that I can remove the recovery partition with the HP software under Vista, and I know a clean install of Windows 7 automatically creates a new recovery partition. But I want to know if there is a way to have this feature during an Upgrade install of Windows 7 from Vista, or at least a way to create your own recovery partition before or after the upgrade I searched the forums and google extensively, and it seems the info is hard to find Thanks!