Hi guys & gals,
Just have a taboo like chat here for you. My girlfriend's laptop runs Windows 7 and ... take a guess ... got super slow over time. Reason for me being here is because I run Linux Mint since yesterday. I would have to find another forum for Windows to adres this issue, so I thought maybe some of you ex-Windows users could help me out. I promise I will never bring Windows up ever again after!
My plan is to replace her Windows 7 with Windows XP to speed things up a little. Obviously my initial thought was to install a GNU+Linux distro but since I am still getting used to it, I feel XP is a better option until I feel more comfortable troubleshooting myself. I would like to keep the 'Windows 7 Recovery partition' in tact since we don't have a bootable CD/DVD.
1. The 'Recovery' partition is 12 GB. The 'System Reserve' partition is 102 MB. The 'Recovery' partition is the one that needs to stay but was wondering whether I could safely remove the 'System Reserve' partition.
2. Let's say that XP was installed and now it's, for whatever reason, time to get back to Windows 7. Is there a way to boot from the Recovery partition and start the installation for Win 7?
Thanks in advance. Much appreciated ... in the meanwhile I'm going to spend some time exploring this wonderful place named Mint 13!