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Old 12-18-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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I have two recovery partitions and I can't unallocate them. I right click them in Computer Management and only get the help option. On the primary partition i get these options:
Open
Explore
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Mark Partition as Active
Change Drive Letters and Paths...
Format
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Extend Volume...
Shrink Volume...
Delete Volume...
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Properties
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What should I do.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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just use gparted

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Do you recommend doing this to recovery partitions? What do you use them for anyway?
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Do you recommend doing this to recovery partitions? What do you use them for anyway?
recovery partitions are used in case you want to go back to factory settings for whatever reason. IMO - If you already made recovery disks when you first got the computer, you really do not need the partition if you need the extra space. If you do not have those recovery disks, then I would suggest you make them before deleting the partition.

since you will be booting to gparted and not windows, you will be able to see all partitions and do with them as you deem fit.
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