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HP Notebook PCs - Removing the HP Recovery Partition
Reasons to not delete the HP Recovery Partition
A small partition on the hard drive contains a record of all software installed at the factory and shipped with this system. This includes images for the Microsoft Operating System and supplemental products. If you have a problem with the operating system or device drivers, the programs on the recovery partition can restore the PC to proper operation.
If you decide to delete all of this information and remove the Recovery Partition you will make a small amount space available for other programs. If you back up your data, and you create a set of Recovery disks before deleting the partition, you can restore the PC later.
Remove the recovery partition
While HP does not recommend it, you can remove the recovery partition by performing the following actions. During the removal process, a reminder displays if Recovery disks have not been created.
Click Start, type Recovery in the search field, and click on Recovery Manager when it appears in the program list to open the Recovery Manager window.
Click Advanced options.
Select the Remove recovery partition option and click Next.
When prompted to verify that you want to delete the partition, select the Yes option, and click Next.
Allow the removal process to continue and restart the PC.
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