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What would i actually lose by deleting the recovery partition?

What i would like to do is reformat the HDD, make 2 (or 3) partitions and install both XP an Vista Ultimate 64.

I already have an XP disc with valid license but for Vista i only have the recovery discs supplied by Dell.

Does deleting the recovery partition make the discs useless? Or can i just reinstall Vista with these. Alternatively i could use normal Vista discs and use the key from the laptop (tried this with upgrading to 64bit on an Acer and it worked fine, key was found automatically)

I did find some guides to do all this on Dell xps and such and all the issues with the MD buttons. I don't think i have these so are there any issues i should be aware of?

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