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Old 09-25-2005, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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when sorting out my dual boot, and doing the partitions with partition magic,i noticed this. when i first opened it, i saw three partitions:

one FAT at the front, which is a dell utility partition, that you can boot to, and run all sorts of tests,

one big ntfs, (windows xp)

and, wait for it..... a 2GB CONCURRENT DOS!!!! my friend said that was used around the mid-80's????


what the hell is it doing my machine??
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Taking up space on your hard drive.
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is there even the remotest chance that it might be needed, or can i just get rid of it?
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This is a recovery partition?

Just throw your dell out the window, please and thank you.
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do you think it is safe to delete? i might e-mail dell and ask what it is.... not that ill get a response though....
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The first thing I tell people who get Dells and HPs is to delete all the partitions on the hard drive and create a single partition, then *buy* a copy of windows xp pro and install it on the pc -- even if your PC came with a recovery CD, it will most likely recover all the ****ty bloatware that came on the PC to begin with. I recommend you take my advise.
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Didn't I hear about this right here sometime ago that this was a Spyware partition and if you delete it, it voids your warranty?

I know I heard that somewhere...
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Didn't I hear about this right here sometime ago that this was a Spyware partition and if you delete it, it voids your warranty?
So? We're talking about a dell here I don't speak for everybody, but I could care less about a warrenty on a dell.
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So? We're talking about a dell here I don't speak for everybody, but I could care less about a warrenty on a dell.
I care about the warranty's since you need to use them.

That's if, you understand Indian, since you need to
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