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Old 12-08-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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I was given an old laptop HDD and today I just put it in an external enclosure and realized that there is a recovery partition that I do not want. However in disk management it does not let me delete the partition. When I right click in the other partition it gives me all the formatting options but when I right click on the recovery partition it just gives me the option "help" I really want this partition gone since it eats up 10gb
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Default Re: delete recovery partition from old laptop hdd

There are boot settings that are on the drive that prevent Computer Management from modifying the partition. Use third party software like this free app.
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thanks that did the trick
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