I hear several mention to copy the recovery files to an external drive when preparing to delete it, at least after making the recovery dvds of course. Looking at the recovery partition, even with hidden files on, only shows a 4.4meg file on the tx2500z. How would I effectivily move that onto an external USB drive? Image, Clone? Would it even be worthwhile? I hear simply change partitions while leaving it alone can mess up booting with F11, even when making it active with Vista before restarting. Thus, even after making it a copy, then restoring for some unknown reason, it may never work. I plan to delete the recovery partition, then free up some space from the main Vista partition, finally creating a new partition around 20 gigs to install Windows 7 on. I made the recovery discs, and now copying the swsetup folder to a passport external drive, then plan to also make a DVD of that too. I tried searching for answers on this.