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    Remove Recovery Partition


    Unlike windows 7 I do not see an option to remove recovery partition. I have a gpt with 3 partitions as follows:

    300mb recovery
    100mb efi
    931mb c drive

    Any ideas how to remove recovery partition?

    Henry

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    why you want to remove it ? and you c:\ drive is really 931 mb ?
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    If you're unable to delete the recovery partition under Disk Management, you can force-delete it via the command line using Diskpart:


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    Any ideas how to remove recovery partition?
    Are you sure that's wise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Any ideas how to remove recovery partition?
    Are you sure that's wise?

    It's why I ask him instead of show him how to delete it.
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    Recovery partitions are overrated, especially if you've got the Windows install media.
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    Sorry for the delay did it, done and oops 931gb...typo

    Henry
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    By deleting the Recovery partitions you lose Secure Boot.

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    Here is what it looks like, with 360gb unallocated for dual booting linux.

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    Here is what it looks like, with 360gb unallocated for dual booting linux. Btw using mbr now switched from gpt. Reinstalled windows 7 to hd with mbr then removed recovery and system partition. Used EaseUs partition to move parttions to right, then extended c: drive. Finally shrunk c: by 360gb for linux use. Long hard way to do it but nobody was offering easier way. Oh I forgot after consolidating c: drive to one partition I reinstalled windows 8, not using upgrade option but install over existing windows 7 partition...when doing this I retain mbr remove windows 7 and tada no recovery partition, or gpt efi whatsoever. Just one windows 8 mbr partition, then I shrunk drive for linux dual boot option

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