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I have a Lenovo T520 notebook that came with a Q: drive labelled "Lenovo_Recovery". I created 4 recovery discs from this partition on DVDs. Now that I have the discs created, can I format my Q partition to regain that space? Would having a SSD affect doing this formatting of the extra partition?

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Yes you can, the recovery discs will restore all the original partitions if needed.

I see no issue with deleting and formatting that partition on a SSD.

I would boot from the first disc just to be sure it loads the recovery manager and is happy with your hardware and model, before you delete that partition.

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You don't even need to do this in a partition manager. The Lenovo software will handle it cleanly for you - just try to launch that drive in Windows Explorer and it'll give you the option to reclaim the space. No fuss, no muss, no worries about breaking the boot partition. :) – Shinrai Nov 7 '11 at 21:08

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