I have a Dell computer on which there is a hidden partition. I recently recovered from a nasty virus which necessitated re-installing the OS. That solved the problem but I am thinking about upgrading to Win8 now and and wonder about the space occupied on that partition; which I cannot see. I also wonder what value all the files from Dell have, how much space they take up; or if the "capacity" shown in Properties include the space on the partition, and wonder if the OS installs there.
is there a way to access this space; to see and edit the contents? Is it even advisable?
I don't think I have ever accessed a Dell utility so I wonder if I need them? I wonder if I should should just format the drive then install Win 8. OR should the OS be installed in a partition.
I probably should call Dell, but they are biased and it would probably take half the day to get through to someone with the answers.