intall frm recovery discs...

hi everyone,
i hv vista recovery dvds n i want to install my os frm these dvdd.
i also hv a recovery patition on my hdd. now i want re-partition my drive
can i remove this partition or not. can i create partition frm this rec. disc...plz tell me..
i m planning to install xp n vista to tell me the best solution.


If you have already made recovery discs, then there is no need for recovery partition. Recovery partition basically contains OS image and is used for "one-touch recovery" (by pressing F11 during bootup). If you wipe out recovery partition, then this one-touch recovery would not be possible (you would need to use recovery discs). See here:
Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager in Vista HP Pavilion Notebook PCs - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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