Well that's interesting, I have looked at my drive with Acronis Disk Director and can see no sign of a Recovery Partition, nor can I see a Recovery File even among the hidden files. Still what's 200Mb on a 1Tb drive.
yeah i know the answer is in my link but it seems a bit fiddly, do i format with XP disk and then install W7 or what. ? If i do it with W7 ( format) will i get the partition warning so i can cancel it ? Im not 100% sure on this one at all. !
Apparently the 200MB hidden partition Win 7 setup creates is used to store a copy of the drive boot sector and a few other files, I think it would also be brought into play if dynamic discs were initialised along similar lines to the 8MB reserved space that XP created for this purpose
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