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Lookin to free up HP_RECOVERY (D:)

by AndrewXtreme / September 6, 2008 12:04 PM PDT

This drive is 86% full on my laptop. Can someone explain to me how this thing works. Will formatting it simply delete all my restore points. Its taking up almost 9 gbs on the pc. i'd like to get rid of it. My computer came with restore disks so i should be ok right? if i delete its contents by formatting the drive does it delete all prior information and then start saving again at that point, in other words will it begin to fill up again or does formatting stop it for good? P.S Should i back up drive on external hard drive, and if so, do i just copy all the hidden files and folders inside the drive folder to the external hard drive. thanks guys

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by B123456H / September 8, 2008 2:02 AM PDT

the recovery partition contains all the data in one package to restore the computer to factory fresh.

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Possible new HD?
by Willy / September 8, 2008 7:59 AM PDT

If you want to free-up the restore points, just disable that feature. Reboot and then click to enable again. The old restore points will be gone, but to be safe create a new one. Of course don't do this if there is a serious problem. To be real safe, back-up to any safety net you have. Be sure its done and will work and proceed. While you can format and reload the OS, etc. and start from a clean slate as it were, do reload the OS updates again and/or whatever pgms. you have plus the backed up data. Now, if the problem persists and storage is a problem too soon, then upgrade the HD to a newer one of greater capacity. Depending on your laptop supported HDs to install, etc. it should be a drop-in, etc. start all over again to include the same steps as mentioned above. You *BETTER BE SURE* you have the restore/recovery CDs, etc., in order to reload them on a new HD.

tada -----Willy Happy

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