Drew is once again absolutely correct the only thing I can add is that in the interest of safety you could run the recovery disc creation program from your all programs menu this way you have two options in case the unthinkable happens.
Thanks guys, i will give it a go tomorrow as i cant stand vista now that i have been playing with 7 for a while.
I went into the disc creation software and it says it was going to take 2.5 hours to create 4 dvd's so i just used an external hard drive, as this is just to tide me over until i get my free copy of 7 from samsung, then i will get rid of the vista recovery partition.
Now here is a strange twist, i got my new laptop yesterday and in the box was a leaflet telling me how i go about upgrading to windows 7 when its released. Upon further checking i have found out i cant order the upgrade until December the 1st 2009 which i find totally crazy.
I have sent an email off asking for a reason for this date and i will be interested to hear why. If i dont hear by begining of next week then i will get on the phone to Samsung.
Ok i actually spoke to a Samsung rep today, I decided to ring them and he told me the reason for this date was to ensure that windows 7 will work on Samsung products before they ship it out.
Also it will give them time to update all of the software tools that come with these notebooks as well, like the display manager and similar software. He also told me that there is a possibilty that the date will be brought forward if they have things ready earlier.
I gave him my serial number and he did confirm that my notebook does indeed qualify for the free upgrade to home premium.