I have a new Compaq laptop that came with a recovery partition of 13 gigabytes. I have made default backups on dvd for emergency reinstall and even use a rollback program to protect my files so I was thinking about deleting this 13 gig partition to make better use of the space. (In fact HP/Compaq even gives you a tool to delete this partition should you decide you don't need it) Then I remembered reading about how you can optimize your speed and performance by either putting your windows page file on another hard drive or a separate partition. Could I format this 13 gig partition and use it for this purpose? Should I? If so.. how do I do it? I use windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, with 2 gigs or system ram. I am lettings Windows handle the default page file settings.