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How can I hide the recovery partition?

  1. #1

    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64

    How can I hide the recovery partition?

    Hi, I've installed Windows 8.1 PRO in my desktop PC and I want it to look as simple as I can, so the user gets a nice and simple experience.

    If I go to THIS PC, this is what I see:
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    I want to hide (not remove) that recovery partition in D:, and I don't know how.
    I want that when you go to THIS PC, only Windows 8.1 drive and DVD are shown.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    there are several ways - use Disk management and remove the drive letter..

    Or you can use diskpart to set the partition ID

    right click start flag - disk management - right click "D" drive - remove drive letter
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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  4. #4

    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Let me say you guys are awesome! SOLVED!


    I typed in MSDOS:
    list volume
    select volume d
    remove letter d
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