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Partitioning Dear sirs, After completing a recovery, I find that there is now another partition on my hard drive. I moved all the information "my old disk structure" from the partition to "My documents" folder on C drive. I would prefer to have all my data on my c drive without any partitions. The partition size is 4.5GB. how can I delete this partition and increase the capacity of my C drive. I have never worked with partitions on any of my previous computers and I would prefer to continue in this manner. Thank you for your attention, I will await your reply.

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  • Reltub Aug 29, 2008

    Thank you, the information was very helpful.The partition was labeled as "My old disk Structure" and I did manage to use many of my previously installed programs which were inserted by the recovery disk. This disk was created when I first started to use my laptop. I believe I can use it in the event of any future system failure, this maybe the reason I did not receive an XP disk when I first purchased my laptop.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is the partion labeled with "system restore" or factory image ?





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The partition was most likely set up by the recovery as a tool for future recoveries. The only way to get rid of the partition is to reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. Partitions can only be created or deleted during the operating system set up process.

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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista


If you're dying to try out Windows 7 but aren't ready to give up your installation of XP or Vista, let's take a look at how to dual boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista.
Step 0: Download the Windows 7 Beta and Burn It to a DVD
Assuming you've already downloaded a fresh copy of Windows 7, you'll need to burn it to a DVD in order to do a fresh installation. To handle this task, grab a copy of the most popular CD and DVD burning tool ImgBurn, burn the ISO to a DVD, and move right along to step 1.

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Create a new partition from the newly freed space.
Apply your changes.
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