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Old 09-20-2007
Mr. Arnold
 

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HP Laptop <D> Recovery?
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?

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Old 09-21-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: HP Laptop <D> Recovery?
Hi,

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.

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"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote in message
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>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?


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Old 09-21-2007
Paul Randall
 

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Re: HP Laptop <D> Recovery?
If you haven't already done so, create a set of recovery discs. Then if you
really need the space, you can safely remove the recovery partition.

-Paul Randall

"Mr. Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote in message
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>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?



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