just brew it! wrote:
Here's some more info
(and how to remove it, if you insist on dong so -- which would be a mistake, IMO).
Thanks for the info. I am going to get rid of it because it takes one of the four primary partitions being maximum allowed.
We had a new HP laptop come in at the office recently. ALL FOUR primary partitions were already in use - System reserved, Win7, HP system recovery, and HP diagnostic tools. WTF? No primary partition left to install Linux on (we wanted to dual-boot it). We ended up nuking the HP diagnostics partition.
You probably could do away with the HP system recovery partition as well, since the native Win7 stuff is likely to work better (though there may be a contractual support reason to hang onto it if you need to do a complete reinstall and don't have a volume license for Windows).
HP's software arm has been completely off the rails for some time now. Between redundant crap like this and 1GB printer "drivers" the less HP software on your system the better it is likely to run.