The recovery partition in Windows 7 is such a pain for me

October 29, 2017 at 03:03:22
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How do I wipe recovery partition while formatting windows 7? When I deleted the recovery partition it became useless. I want that partition back i need more memory for saving my media and stuff
Please help me!

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#1
October 29, 2017 at 03:30:59
If you've deleted the recovery partition, use Disk Manager to create a new partition where it says "Unallocated", then format that new partition.

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October 29, 2017 at 06:22:00
Your problem isn't "memory", it's storage space. You're storing way too much crap on your hard drive. Uninstall all unnecessary/unused programs & games, copy off all your important files (photos, videos, etc), clean out the temp internet garbage, empty the recycle bin, etc etc.

Download CCleaner-Portable, unzip it, double click on CCleaner.exe, & when the program pops up, run the cleaner. It may take several minutes to run so be patient. If you don't regularly clean your system, it should free up a couple GBs of space. Here's a direct download: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/d...

If you insist on deleting & combining partitions, use EaseUS Partition Master: https://www.easeus.com/partition-ma...


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#3
October 29, 2017 at 06:23:25
Did you delete the partition, or did you just delete everything on the partition? If it's the former, just expand any neighboring partition. If it's the latter, you have the delete the partition and expand another partition. You might get away with using Disk Management to do it, but if the partition's marked as recovery, you'll need to use DISKPART, the command line tool.

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#4
October 29, 2017 at 09:48:45
Whichever route you go... be very aware that messing about with partitions which have files in them, puts those files at risk. This be they opersaing system, applications - and of course personal "stuff".

So... first ensure any important personal content is safely duplcated elsewhere, off the hard drive entirely. Ideally to an external hard drive, and/or dvd as well. Photos etc. should be on two storage media if possible; and if only on dvd then make two sets; and verify copies are fully accessible before proceeding further.

Sadly more than a few wish they had safeguarded stuff as above, before playing about with partitions or a working system in general.


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#5
October 30, 2017 at 12:38:33
You shouldn't have done what you did. That partition was probably your only way to restore Windows, unless you have made other backup files

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