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Old 7th March 2013, 08:48   #1
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Default Remove Your PC’s Recovery Partition and Take Control of Your Hard Drive

If you’ve bought a PC with Windows 8 installed, you may be surprised to find that there is not quite as much storage space available as you would expect based on the size of your hard drive. This could be for a couple of reasons, including a Windows recovery image occupying several gigabytes.

It is also possible that your system supplier included their own recovery partition. We have already looked at how it is possible to create a recovery drive but it is also possible to take full control of your hard drive by claiming back the non-Windows partitions.

These days is it quite a rarity to buy a system that includes recovery media. All too often these are included as disk images or a bootable recovery partition on the main hard drive. While this is great a cost–cutting exercise, there is potential for problems should your system suffer from hard drive failure or corruption.
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