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    Default How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    I wanted to remove the recovery partition since I have a recovery USB. How do I delete the recovery partition? Also, will I have to restore my system?

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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    You realize if you delete the recovery partition you will no longer be able to do the F8 Alienware Respawn recovery right?

    You can go to Disk Management and delete it from there.

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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunade_Hime View Post
    You realize if you delete the recovery partition you will no longer be able to do the F8 Alienware Respawn recovery right?

    You can go to Disk Management and delete it from there.
    I know, but I have made proper back ups just in case something were to happen (a recovery USB is just one of three things I have as back up). Also, I tried going into the disk management window but I'm unable to delete that particular partition.

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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    If you have a Linux Live disc handy, you can use GParted or download the GParted iso and rip it to a CD.

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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    Or simply delete it in the disk management section like Tsunade said or when you install Windows.


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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by katalin_2003 View Post
    Or simply delete it in the disk management section like Tsunade said or when you install Windows.
    I'm not getting the option to delete the partition itself. I do have the option to shrink it though.

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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    Gparted, works every time.

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    Default Re: How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

    Another vote for GParted.

    Otherwise you can open a command prompt in windows.
    Type Diskpart

    > List volume or list disk if you have mulitple HDD's.
    >select volume (#)
    > Delete Volume

    Then select your C:\ drive volume and extend it. Do the extend through GUI if you find it easier.

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