|It beats me why Dell allocated massive 9.99GB of the total HD space for the recovery partition when the recovery files themselve occupies merely 3.98GB. The remaining free space 6.01GB is wasted.|
In any case, I side with trvlr. The correct way remove to safely remove Dell PC restore is given in this Dell documentation and quoted below for your convenience. You should go by Dell documentation itself as I have excluded the notes preceding some of the steps listed below.
First, Be warned that If you remove PC Restore from the hard drive, you cannot ever recall it, and you will never be able to use PC Restore to return your computer's operating system to its original state/
Second, by removing Dell PC Restore be aware that you are in effect voiding Dell 1 year warranty and that no Dell representative will be authorized to help you in the event your machine develop problems related to hardware and/or software.
Now let the fun begin...
To remove PC Restore:
1. Log on to the computer as a local administrator.
2. In Windows Explorer, go to c:\dell\utilities\DSR.
3. Double-click the filename DSRIRRemv2.exe.
4. Click OK to remove the PC Restore partition on the hard drive.
5. Click Yes when a confirmation message appears. The PC Restore partition is deleted and the newly available disk space is added to the free space allocation on the hard drive.
6. Right-click Local Disk (C) in Windows Explorer, click Properties, and verify that the additional disk space is available as indicated by the increased value for Free Space.
7. Click Finish to close the PC Restore Removal window.
8. Restart the computer.