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Delete "HP_Tools" and Recreate it as a logical partition

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Hi! I should do some operations on hard disk's partitions. Now I have 4 primary partitions: System, the partition with Win7, Recovery, and HP_Tools. I need another primary partition, and I don't want to delete HP_Tools!! This is my idea:

1- Create a "system image" of the operative system on DVDs and delete Recovery;

2- Create an image of HP_Tools and delete it;

3- Create an extended partition. Then create a logical partition and restore HP_Tools in it.

 

So, HP_Tools will keep its functions? Or it can't work correctly as a logical partition?

 

Thank you,

Davide

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Yes, you can create the Recovery kit and then delete the Recovery Partition. Here is the link that has the steps to create and then how to use them in future:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01895783

 

You can delete the HP tools partition and create it on a flash drive or a pen drive. Here is the link that will help you to download the utility that will help you to recreate HP tools partition on the hard drive or on the flash drive:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-99123-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

I am an HP employee.

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Hi,
Check the link below:
How to repartition HDD of HP notebook with pre-loaded Windows 7.

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Hi! I have a question about the HP_Tools partition. I just installed an SSD on my dv7t-6100.  I migrated my OS to the SSD, and it works great.  The 199MB "System" partition now lives on the SSD, but the HP_Tools partition stayed on the HDD.  Is that OK?  Can it live there and do whatever it's supposed to do?

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Press F2 on the startup. If the HP System Diagnostics will show up then HP_Tools partition is still working like it should.

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i am still not sure if this actually works or answers this part of the question:

3- Create an extended partition. Then create a logical partition and restore HP_Tools in it.

So, HP_Tools will keep its functions? Or it can't work correctly as a logical partition?

Is HP_Tools just a simple FAT partition with some programmes on it? Why does it need special software in order to back it up? is it the same if i copy the files from it to a USB key and then delete the partition. Then create a new logical FAT32 partition in it's place with same name and then copy all data to it.

 

i juast need a primary parittion to stick linux on it and i do not understand why all parittions (tools, system and windows recovery) are set as primary by default thus occupying the max 4 primary limit. does it have to be like that or can hp_tools become a logical/extended parittion and still function as it was ment to.

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I have a problem and please some one help, HP Support assistant was updating "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI" but it failed.

I donwloaded it manually to see what is the problem, It says can't find HP_Tools partion ( its there, never touched it or even open it before). 

I keep retry but keep fail to detect the partition.

 

Please help. thanks

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