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How do I remove the AW recovery partition?

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by RayDawg, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. RayDawg

    RayDawg Notebook Consultant

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    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?
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    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.
     
  3. RayDawg

    RayDawg Notebook Consultant

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    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.
     
  4. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    If you have a Linux Live disc handy, you can use GParted or download the GParted iso and rip it to a CD.
     
  5. katalin_2003

    katalin_2003 NBR Spectre Super Moderator

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

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    I'm not getting the option to delete the partition itself. I do have the option to shrink it though.
     
  7. Rishwin

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    Gparted, works every time.
     
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    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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