Hi there, I have a Dell Inspiron 1721 which came pre-loaded with Vista Home (32bit) The laptop has a "recovery" D: drive which I guess allowed the laptop to revert to factory (Vista) settings in case of problems. I then upgraded to Vista Ultimate (32bit) I have recently done a clean install to Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit). I have a couple of questions: (1) Do I need the existing D: "recovery" partition? I do not intend to ever go back to Vista but is it useful as a a safety net in case something happens? Note that I have the Vista Operating System CD that came with the laptop when I bought it. (2) I presume Windows 7 already includes a "recovery" section somewhere on the laptop. If I delete the Vista recovery partition, can I use the Windows 7 recovery in case of problems? If so how can I do that? (e.g. press F2 or something when the laptop boots? (3) Finally, would be advisable to re-install Windows 7 cleanly, (after having removed the Vista partition) so that Windows 7 can create its "recovery" data in its own dedicated partition? Many, many thanks and I'd appreciate a reply!