Originally Posted by BizzareRide
Simply create a recovery partition to an external drive with the built-in utility, delete the partition and other preloaded apps from the local drive if it bothers you. Same can be done with the Surface RT.
But this is just bad marketing for Microsoft. Aren't they aware that people were already noticing that the Surface RT also had the same problem, although to a smaller scale ? Now with the Pro being much worse, people won't be happy. This isn't a matter of other PCs, namely laptops doing the same, it's a matter of perception, they want people to perceive this as a tablet first with the possibility of being used as an Ultrabook second, and all other tablet OSes don't use this much space, whether or not some of it is being used by a recovery partition.
The fact is that from the advertised 64 GB capacity you're only getting almost a third of it free - if this doesn't sound alarm bells over at Microsoft, they don't know what they are doing.
Why don't they just bundle a flash drive with the recovery partition ? I'm from the time when PCs came with a CD or a DVD for that purpose, why don't they bundle a flash drive, even more taking into consideration this is a premium product ?
As it is, they are just not doing themselves any favors.Edited by tpi2007 - 1/29/13 at 12:17pm