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Deleting Partition

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  • Started 4 years ago by martinray
  • Latest reply from ian2
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martinray
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My hard drive had a D: recovery partition but now that I have installed Win 7 there is nothing in that partition and I would like to delete it, if that is possible without causing any problems.

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LH
Posts: 20002

Is your W7 a full installation disk, or an upgrade ?

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martinray
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It was an upgrade

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ispalten
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I can't even think of a way the D: partition would be emptied? I assume this was a recovery partition from your PC maker? Hmmm, wonder if if the upgrade came from the PC provider they 'deleted' the D: partition contents as that probably held Vista? Unless you were going to go back to the initial install state, it wouldn't be worth too much?

The answer to your question is yes you can delete it. Bring up W7's Disk Management (START ORB --> CONTROL PANEL --> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS --> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT --> DISK MANAGEMENT) and just highlight the partition/Volume, RMB on it and delete it. You could probably also add the space back into C: depending where it is located. I recall W7's manager needs the freespace AFTER the volume to do that, but not sure. If not, you can get a 3rd party disk manager that will do that, but if you have the 64 bit OS version, they are hard to find. Most freebies only work on 32 bit OS's.

Irv S.

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ian2
Posts: 632

If you really feel the need to delete it here is how..

Open command prompt as administrator..
type diskpart press enter
type rescan press enter
type list disk press enter
if you only have one disk it will be disk 0

type in select disk 0 press enter
type in list partition press enter
to select the partition you want to delete
type in select partition x press enter ( x being the partition number)
If your really sure you want to delete it

type in delete partition override press enter

when its done deleting exit the command prompt.

After that you can make use of the availiable space .

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ian2
Posts: 632

And to make use of the new space I use easeus partion manager home edition,
It has been written up both here and at lifehacker.

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