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Do I need the recovery partition? -Install new SSD

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I'm about to install a new intel 120 GB SSD.

I wonder if I need my recovery partition or I can delete it with good conscience.


I have made my recovery DVD-discs, and as I get it I cannot do another copy..

Can I still use my recovery-partition if I need?


If I still can use it, is it possible to move it? Will it still work?


I'm planning to use this method to move my Windows 7 to the SSD:


Thanks/ David


EDIT: I have a Pavilion Elite desktop PC

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Re: Do I need the recovery partition? -Install new SSD

If you have recovery discs and you know they are good, you do not need the recovery partition.


Moving it will cause it to become non functional using the usual methods to launch it.


Make ISO files out of the recovery discs, this way if the discs become scratched or damaged, you can burn another set.

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Re: Do I need the recovery partition? -Install new SSD

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The HP recovery process may still work.  Depending on what the imaging product does when copying the hard drive, the setup menu recovery option may or may not work.  The HP Windows Recovery option still works as I have tested it on three different PCs and laptops.

HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4790k, Z97, 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 10 Pro in UEFI mode - production system
Windows 7 and 8 in UEFI mode - test systems
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