1. mcewinter's Avatar
    I have tried removing the partition per the well documented guide by creating a bootable USB with a backup up the partition. The guide mentions an option at the end to delete the partition which I am not given.

    I'm new to windows 8, not to mention windows on an 8 inch tablet. My hopes and dreams were to reinstall using the bootable which I had just created hoping that I would have an option to remove the partition during the process. I answered yes when asked if I wanted to repartition. During the process I got a scary message asking if I wanted to delete the trusted platform module...I opted out.

    So now I have a fresh install via the USB I create and I still have my recovery partition that I'd love to get rid of. Any advice?

    I did try to delete the override via elevated command prompt. No dice.

    Thanks for reading.
    03-22-2015 07:27 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    If you copied off the recovery partition you definitely should've gotten a delete option, unless... I know, your 8 Pro is probably recent, and is compressed/WIMBooted, which saves space over a normal setup but means the partition cant be deleted because its actually being used in normal operation.
    03-26-2015 12:39 AM
  3. mcewinter's Avatar
    Yeah, tried it twice...no delete option. Could I possibly reinstall Windows with the USB I created and wipe the partition during that process?
    03-26-2015 09:15 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    When did you get your Venue?

    Because if my suspicion is correct, attempting to delete the recovery partition is counterproductive and can actually result in less available space.
    03-26-2015 01:38 PM
  5. mcewinter's Avatar
    Very recently...less than a month. It is definitly a "lesser" tablet as it won't accept the Dell Active Stylus that's made for the Venue 8 pro and 11 pro. Mine is the exception per the back of the package (8345).
    03-26-2015 05:36 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Very recently...less than a month. It is definitly a "lesser" tablet as it won't accept the Dell Active Stylus that's made for the Venue 8 pro and 11 pro. Mine is the exception per the back of the package (8345).
    Yea I'd leave the recovery alone.
    03-27-2015 01:45 PM
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