Recovery partition in Windows 7

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  1. moonburn

    moonburn MDL Member

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  2. night.fox

    night.fox MDL Member

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    I wouldnt delete the partition if I were you. Cause soon you might want to sell your laptop and some buyers want to have the original OS. But if you have a back up in DVD, then you may delete the volume..

    If you really want to delete so you have more space, you can just right click on it then delete the volume then you can use right click menu on the C-drive and use the extend function ....

    Beware that after you delete and merge it, you cant undo it again ...

    Good Luck!
     
  3. moonburn

    moonburn MDL Member

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    Unfortunately, no. This doesn't work. As the drive doesn't have a letter assigned to it, the context menu has only one option listed, namely: 'Help'! :eek:
     
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    moonburn MDL Member

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    Or I'll just leave it alone :D Thanks for the help though, I don't need the space at the moment.
     
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  5. moonsun

    moonsun MDL Novice

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    #6 moonsun, Oct 22, 2009
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    Save Recovery Partition In HP Laptops

    Try this
    go to computer icon on your desktop
    rt click and choose manage
    in the left pane choose disk management
    rt click on your recovery partiotion and choose "change drive letter and paths" and choose "change" and assign the letter d
    rt click again and choose "mark partition as active"
    now you can recover your previous and original version of your windows using hp recovery program.
    I hope this will save your recovery partition with no need to delete it.
     
  6. -HITMAN-

    -HITMAN- MDL Junior Member

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    #7 -HITMAN-, Oct 22, 2009
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    If it's an "OEM" Partition, which it looks like it is you won't get any options to change the drive parameters under disk management.

    @moonburn

    You will need to use diskpart to delete the partition, follow these steps...

    Hold down start button and press "R", you will get the run window, now type in "diskpart" and press OK, then type "list disk" and press enter.
    Select your disk drive (usually disk 0) then type "list Partition" and select the partition you want to delete, which should be partition 1 (13.01gb), so type in "select partition 1".
    Now type "delete partition override" and hit enter

    This should now have deleted the partition and returned it as unallocated space, which you can now add to C:
     
  7. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    you will have to use DiskPart to delete it.
    Since the partition is BEFORE your Windows partition, you will not be able to extend (add) the size to your existing partition containing Windows.
    Looking at the picture, the recovery partition seems to be empty, so your recovery image seems to have been deleted anyway.
     
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