Is your copy of Ultimate an upgrade or a full version? If it's an upgrade
and catastrophe happens, you'll need to reinstall the original OS, then the
upgrade. As a full version, you could just clean install. However (there is
a gotcha here), many laptops require proprietary drivers that may not be
found in the retail disks, so a clean install of Ultimate may not go
smoothly. Unless there is a machine-critical need for the 5GB of space, I'd
suggest you leave it as is.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com
> wrote in message
>I have had this HP laptop that came with Vista Home Premium since 04/2007.
>I brought Vista Ultimate and upgraded over the top of Vista HP. The <D>
>still has the 5gb of disk space for the Restore. I guess it's the HP area
>to create a Restore DVD from, in case I needed to reinstall Vista HP. Do I
>need that space on <D> or can I wipe it out, because I have a Vista
>Ultimate install DVD?