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hi,

i will be installing windows 7 onto an hp laptop and was wondering what should happen with the hidden partition, she it be deleted? what kind of info other than the os is stored in there? will i loose the maufacturers data?

any help is appreciated thnks
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If you're upgrading from Vista, you won't need that partition anymore. It stores Vista's reinstallation files.
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but what about all the applications and such preinstalled by hp, it didnt come with any discs?

Edited by heyitssupergirl, 02 December 2009 - 12:24 AM.

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Recovery partition can be used only as a whole - to restore computer to its original state. You can't reinstall individual items from there.
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and how would i go about formating that partition or will windows 7 "take it over"
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Win 7 will ask you during installation, if and what partition(s) you want to remove.
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thnks for your time
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You're very welcome :)
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