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Need more disc space on my HP_Recovery Drive

I am running out of disc space on my HP_Recovery Drive (E). How do I increased the amount of space on the recovery drive? Is there anyone that can help me?

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No you cant modify a disk partition. you can format it but that will delete the content and then you will have extra space but deleting the content means you wont be able to use the feature of recovery again.

I suggest you leave it as it is, and buy an external hard drive to store into it.

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HP recovery discs can be used to return a computer's software configuration to its original condition. HP provides a recovery solution on the hard drive, but it is still a good idea to keep recovery discs stored in a safe place in the event of a hard drive failure. Use the sections in this document to obtain a recovery solution that works best for you.
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NOTE:HP computers designed for commercial use, such as Workstations or Pro series, use "Operating System" or "HP Restore Plus" DVDs. To order these types of discs, go to the HP Replacement Part Store . Recovering your computer without recovery discs You may not need recovery discs to recover the software on your computer. HP provides a recovery solution on a separate area of the hard drive. If the hard drive is still functional, you can still perform an HP system recovery from the hard drive as long as the recovery information has not been destroyed or corrupted.
To do a software recovery from the hard drive, turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key until "Windows is loading files..." displays on the screen. If your computer originally came with Windows XP or earlier, press F10 to enter recovery instead of F11.
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    HP recovery discs can be used to return a computer's software configuration to its original condition. HP provides a recovery solution on the hard drive, but it is still a good idea to keep recovery discs stored in a safe place in the event of a hard drive failure. Use the sections in this document to obtain a recovery solution that works best for you.note.pngNOTE:HP computers designed for commercial use, such as Workstations or Pro series, use "Operating System" or "HP Restore Plus" DVDs. To order these types of discs, go to the HP Replacement Part Store . Recovering your computer without recovery discsYou may not need recovery discs to recover the software on your computer. HP provides a recovery solution on a separate area of the hard drive. If the hard drive is still functional, you can still perform an HP system recovery from the hard drive as long as the recovery information has not been destroyed or corrupted.To do a software recovery from the hard drive, turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key until "Windows is loading files..." displays on the screen. If your computer originally came with Windows XP or earlier, press F10 to enter recovery instead of F11.
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    Hi. I cannot defrag D Recovery Drive due to lack of space.


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    The "recovery drive" is pre-installed by HP, and usually only uses about 12 GB (+/-) of your space. It is essential not to disturb that drive. Now, I will explain what these terms mean.

    "Backup" means to create a copy (often compressed) of the data on your PC, such that if your system were to crash - at the catastrophic end of the reasons for backup - you would be able to get back that data, or "recover" the data. So, backup is to make a copy of data and recovery is the process of restoring that same data onto a machine when it is necessary to bring the machine or data back to its earlier state.

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    Please post back if you need further help. Otherwise, thank you for using and rating FixYa!

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