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How can I hide a partition in Windows 7..

I have just installed Windows 7 on a friend's laptop, but have left the recovery partiition in case he needs to revert to his Vista for any crazy reason.. how can I hide this partition so it doesn't show in explorer?
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By mounting a drive as a folder it will not show up in y computer.
The steps are the same for Windows 7 And Windows Vista :

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Explorer

3. In the right pane, right click on Hide these specified drives in My Computer and click on Properties.

4. To Hide a Drive  -

    A) Select (dot) Enabled.

    B) Click on the drop down arrow and select the drive or combination of drives option that you want to set as restricted (hidden).
    NOTE: Even though the options say Restrict, it is to Hide the drive(s).

    C) Click on OK.

    5. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.

     Hope this helps!
To get to that.

Start => Run => gpedit.msc
Dmitriy Ilyinsenior system administratorCommented:
You can just remove drive letter.
Right click on "My computer" - Manage - Storage - Disk Managment - select the disk you want to hide - right click - Change Drive Letter and Path.
In opened window select drive letter and click remove. On question "Are you sure..." click yes.
And .... you will never see drive untill assign the letter drive again.
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