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How can I change the drive letter on my Recovery partition in Windows 8?

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On my HP notebook, Windows 8, I have a 25-GB Recovery partition named D:.  I just shrunk the C: partition to one-half its size.  Now I'd like to create a new volume called "Documents" and name it D:  But in order to do that I need to change the drive letter of the D: (Recovery) partition to something else.  But when I right-click that partition in Computer Manage --> Disk Management, all I get is the option for Help.  When I right-click the C: drive, I have the option to change the drive letter.
How can I change the drive letter for that D: partition to something other than D:, so I can use the D: letter for my new partition?  I hope this is clear.  Thanks.
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Microsoft is saying that you can't http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-add-or-remove-a-drive-letter

And if you somwhow did it then recovery won't work when you need it, so make sure that you have it backed up or you dont care about it,

You can try to delete recovery partition then change documents leter to D then create recovery partition again read more here http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-e-g-Windows-8-Software-Recovery/Can-I-change-the-drive-letter-of-the-Recovery-partition/td-p/1709617
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Thanks!
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