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Question about reformating W7 on a dual boot PC

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I have an HP PC which originally came with Windows 7, on which I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. Something on the W7 side became corrupted and my only recourse is to reformat W7 with the recovery software that came with the PC.


What I want to make sure of is that when I run the HP Restore software that it only reformats the W7 partition, and leaves the W8.1 partition alone. When I started to run it there was a message that said, "Running the restore will reformat your "Hard Drive". But I don't know if by Hard Drive they mean the Windows 7 partition or if it will reformat the hard drive completely, which I do not want to do.


Thanks in advance for your help.

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