Delete partition on Windows 7 Samsung laptop

December 23, 2010 at 20:25:45
Specs: Windows 7

I just bought a Samsung laptop and want to remove the partition on the hard drive. I know that it is not a good idea, but I have an external hard drive so do not need the partition. I have been told that there is no disks for the Samsung laptop. I have never heard of this before, but whatever. So without a disk I am lost on how to do it. I have asked Geek Squad all they were no help at all. If anyone has any ideas let me know please.

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December 23, 2010 at 21:13:02

If you are referring to the recovery partition that was put there at the factory, it is not usually recommended that you remove this unless you first create recovery discs for Windows. Most new computers no longer ship with Windows installation media, and instead this data is stored on a protected partition on the hard drive. If your system ever needs to be wiped clean (due to virus infection, corrupted OS, etc.), usually you can hold down a function key while your computer is booting to get into a system recovery console to set your computer back to what it was like when you bought it. Without this partition, a Windows recovery disc, or a normal Windows installation disc, you would be out of luck.

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December 24, 2010 at 16:57:53

Before doing anything to the laptop check the Start menu for links to a utility to create a Recovery disk set.

Create the disks and store them away. Failure to do that will make it hard if you decide to reinstall Windows or the hard drive needs replaced.


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February 4, 2011 at 13:06:01

Samsung helped walk me through this one.
Make sure all items on the D: drive have been backed and removed.
navigate to: Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools
select Computer Management.
From the left hand list, select Disk Management.
In the top right hand window, right-click on the D: drive.
Select "Delete Volume..."
In the bottom right hand window, right-click on the green Free Space.
Select "Delete Volume..."
From the top right hand window, right-click on the C: drive.
Click "Extend Volume..."
Click through the wizard and you're done!

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May 7, 2011 at 01:41:38

thanks for your instuctions worked a dream david

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