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> Safe to Delete Dell Utility Partition
cheetahman
post Oct 16 2006, 11:43 PM
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I would like to know if its safe to do this to not only be able to have 4 Prime Partitions.Afterwards I it would look like this when finished if possible all booting by GRUB.Should I install Windows XP first and does this effect the BIOS when the Dell Utility is Deleted.

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post Oct 17 2006, 03:33 PM
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The Dell utility is required to recover your computer - It contains all the drivers etc. for the Dell hardware (some of which is bound to be non-standard). Your computer should work fine witrhout it, but you might have problems installing Windows without the Dell drivers.

Dell PCs no longer come with restore CDs (instead they come with a piece of card, witha picture of a restore cd on it, saying that you dont get one blink.gif ) so the hidden partition does the job of it.

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post Oct 18 2006, 03:22 PM
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I should mention that you can call Dell and they'll mail you a hard copy for restoration. Just explain to them that you don't want this extra partition sitting around on your drive and they'll mail it right out.
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