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Old 12-04-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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My Hp notebook has a recovery partition that takes up 10gb of my 30gb hard-drive. I've already backed up the partition on 3 dvd-r's. Is there any way to delete the partition for more storage space?
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is it "Write Protected"??.. it'll give u a popup when u try to delete it..
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:46 AM   #3
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is it "Write Protected"??.. it'll give u a popup when u try to delete it..
Yes it is.
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You can use Partition Magic to format the partition and reallocate the space to your C Drive...

Just remember to have your restore CDs, because now you won't have that second option to restore.
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u already backed it up, correct.. so just reformat it.. or wont it let u do that?
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u already backed it up, correct.. so just reformat it.. or wont it let u do that?
Yeah, I already tried to reformat it, but it's write protected.
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your best bet would be to do as bahawolf said and use a program such as Partition Magic
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yeah.. theres also a program around here that lets u "unlock" stuff like that

Partition Magic: http://www.soft32.com/download_151.html
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