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    Hello all, I bought a Dell Inspiron that came with Vista Home Premium. the computer has a recovery partition with the Vista Home Premium and disk drivers on it. I had a DVD with Vista Ultimate and installed this without any problems. Now when Windows 7 came out, I bought and installed Win 7 Ultimate. Now my questions is should I delete the partition that has Vista Home Premium? I have the DVD if I ever needed to do a reinstall and drivers for the computer. I do not want to go back to Vista Home Premium so can this be eliminated? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Yes, you can safely delete the Vista Home Premium partition through Windows 7's Disk management, or some third party tool of your choice.
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    The only reason to keep it would be if you were ever contemplating reinstalling the original OS. I do not see this as a possibility if you are happy with Win 7, so delete it. Any partitioning app should suffice. I use Partition Wizard with great success.
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    The Dell manuals shouldp rovide some steps on copying the contents of the recovery partition to DVDs (I know that my HP laptop came with such instructions). You might want to do that first before wiping the partition. My daughter accidentally wiped her recover partition without backing it up and we had a fairly big hassle when she just wanted to rest the laptop to factory settings, which you might want to do if you are passing PC off to someone else.

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    Thank you, I will back up the recovery section and then delete it.

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