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Installed Windows 7. Keep getting message of Low Disk Space on Recovery D drive. How do I fix this?

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  • manierij Sep 29, 2010

    This should not take up the 4 GB of space on my D drive. This did not happen on my other computers. Thanks for trying but I will try another avenue. No further assistance ie required.

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If you've installed W7, then the Recovery Drive may not be of use to you anymore because it's there to Restore your Gateway back to its original Operating System the way it shipped from the factory (probably Vista?). If that's not an option you'll ever want to use, then you can format the drive (erase the Recovery package) and use it for extra storage. Here's how.

1. Go down to the Start Button and click it.
2. In the small search rectangle immediately above the button type in "Administrative" and wait for the search reults to appear in the popup window that appears.
3. Click on "Administrative Tools" which should be at the top of the list.
4.In the new window cdouble click on Computer Manageent
5. In the next window, in the panel to the left, click once on "Disk Management"
6. Now you're in the working window to format the Recovery drive. In the middle upper panel you'll see the Recovery drive listed with a little gray disk icon next to it. Right click on thet drive and in the drop down menu click Format and follow the prompts.

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This message is coming because of the low space on the drive.So please delete the data from the drive.and empty the drive.
thank you

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