Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

According to this link, which I posted, my Windows 8 didn't overwrite my windows 7 partition. So now, my recovery partition of 26gb is useless.

Is there any chance I Could remove that partition and replace it with Windows 8? Or if not: How do I remove that partition and all files? And is it same to remove it? Or is windows 8 using windows 7 files?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 0 down vote accepted

You could boot up a Linux LiveCD like (www.ubuntu.com) and delete the recovery partition. If you restored using the manufacture's disaster recovery, it will wipe everything, including your Windows 8 installation. You will use a utility called GPARTED.

When you boot back into Windows 8, you can expand your hard drive volume to consume the remaining 26GB of unpartitioned space. Right click on computer and select manage or go to Disk Management in the Administrative Tools under Control Panel. You should see the empty space. Right click on your Windows installation partition and select Expand.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.