I am going to do a clean install of Windows 7. On my HD I have a Recovery partition that was installed by the PC maker. I have my Vista disk and do not need the recovery partition. My question is this: When I perform the clean install and at the Windows 7 screen that is entitled "Where do you want to install Windows?" it will show my main(C) and the recovery partition(D). On that screen if I click on "Drive options(advanced)" and choose to delete the recovery partition and then delete the main (C) so it will just show all unallocated space, will that procedure allow me to recover the space from the D: partition and then select the unallocated space that is left and continue with the installation? This is my first post and am glad to be part of what seems to be a great community. Thanks for everyones input.