souledouttildoomsday wrote:When I did a system recovery to try and get rid of all sony bloatware on my new uX380N, after it was completed it Still installed the bloaware, and the UX ran the same, which ran at the same basic slow speed. I decided to install Vista Ultimate on it via my Vista Ultimate disk. And not only did it get rid of all the bloatware, t also made my UX380N quite a bit faster than it was running. It also gave me a Windows Experience Base score of 2.6, making that score higher than the original 2.0 that had been showing. But still, I did not get the extra 10gb back that is hidden somewhere. It is supposed to be a 40gb hdd in my UX380N, with 10gb saved for the system recovery partition. But I thought that by doing a fresh new install of the os via a disk, and reformatting the hard drive, it would have given me back that mssing 10gb of space. But it didn't. I am looking into it, and I might have to redo it at some point to find the 10gb. space. Just thought I would add my thoughts. Thanks
You will have to use a partition manager to delete the recovery partition and resize the main partition to take the space.
Partition Magic is one I have used.
To see the hidden partition, go to Control Panel, Administrative tools, Computer manager.
I think you can delete it here and replace it with a normal NTFS partition, but you will need partition manager software if you want to actually merge it.