the recovery partition contains all the data in one package to restore the computer to factory fresh.
This drive is 86% full on my laptop. Can someone explain to me how this thing works. Will formatting it simply delete all my restore points. Its taking up almost 9 gbs on the pc. i'd like to get rid of it. My computer came with restore disks so i should be ok right? if i delete its contents by formatting the drive does it delete all prior information and then start saving again at that point, in other words will it begin to fill up again or does formatting stop it for good? P.S Should i back up drive on external hard drive, and if so, do i just copy all the hidden files and folders inside the drive folder to the external hard drive. thanks guys