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Deleting system restore partitions

by dmeterz / October 31, 2012 1:21 PM PDT

What is the easiest way to remove restore partitions off hard drives, to correctly install a operating system,thanks

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The easiest is to use the OS's feature to do that on install
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2012 2:35 PM PDT

Since almost all OSes can remove partitions prior to a clean install, I'm unsure why we would need anything else.

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Recovery partitions
by dmeterz / November 1, 2012 12:50 AM PDT

If you remove a drive from a computer and try to put it in another and it has restore partitions on it deleting it in advanced options in Windows 7 doesnt get rid of it. There are still traces of it causing the computer to have problems loading sometimes or even sometimes while it is already installed it will freeze up and act like it has a virus. If it is a normal partitions it will not be a problem. thanks

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Re: recovery partions
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Recovery partitions

Some questions:
- What exactly do you mean with "advanced options"? Is that more than Disk Management?
- What exactly are the "traces" that stay and how do you see that?
- What exactly is "act like it has a virus"?

And, since you can't run a version of Windows that has been installed on another PC with other hardware on this PC:
- What's the history of the c:-partition on this 'other' drive?


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Truly bizarrre.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2012 2:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Recovery partitions

If I delete all the partitions during a clean install the drive doesn't have anything hidden or left over.

But for the client that doesn't believe such, be sure to pull out DBAN or such so you can complete the job and get paid.

In other words, placate the client and don't enter into a debate. Get the job done.

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