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Delete Old Recovery Partition


On my toshiba laptop there is a pre-installed recovery file on a separate partition to the vista:c one[which is now 7 since i upgraded]it is on a partition called data:e. Also on this partition is a file called ro8500 en. Tag which windows won't open. Both these were there when i bought the laptop 2 years ago. They take up 4 gbs on an 11 gb partition. Can i delete this partition safely now i don't need the recovery file for vista anymore? I want to extend the c partition into the space that would be created.

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