Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

  1. Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ult x64

    Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

    I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a recovery partition of about 7GB. There is no Delete or resize option available on the latter.

    I have Easus Partition Mgr and can use that to delete it and expand C. My question is, is it safe to do so? I don't want to break my installation. The HP docs said the partition can be deleted from the Recovery Mgr app in the (Win 8.1) Control Panel, but this doesn't seem to be available in Win 10.
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Yes, you can safely delete it. You definitely won't be able to go back to the factory Windows 8.1 if you do, but you probably couldn't anyway because most of the manufacturer's recovery partitions require the factory software to restore from it anyway.
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  3. Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ult x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    Simple deletion worked fine. Then I extended C: to fill the drive.

    Last edited by kaborka; 03 Jul 2016 at 17:25.
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