I'm just settling into my first self build computer.
I have a fresh install of windows on a new 500Gb drive.
When the computer was up and running I connected two older drives in order to recover data from them and plan to keep them connected for storage.
This prompted windows (7 Home 64bit) to create two new drives which are both labelled "RECOVERY" and are approx 12Gb in size and do not seem to have any contents (not even hidden files).
I therefore have three questions:
1. Am I correct in thinking that these are partitions created by windows and that they exist on the drive on which windows is installed?
2. Is it safe to delete them, do they serve any useful purpose, why were they created?
3. If I can delete them, what's the best way to go about it?
Thanks for any advice that you can provide.