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Windows 7: Can't open system recovery?

24 Oct 2013   #101
TyGuy96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was running the disk cleanup, when it asked what I wanted to delete.


There are 2 more options below, not shown in the image:
[✓] Thumbnails 3.00 MB
[ ] Per user queued Windows Error Repor... 54.6 KB

What should I check? It says it permanently deleted them after I click ok.


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24 Oct 2013   #102
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

yep, tick the box for any items showing > 0 KB / MB

edit: please click on the "clean up system files" button - that will clean up more stuff.
Same rule > 0 KB/ MB - mark it and delete it.
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24 Oct 2013   #103
TyGuy96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, followed all the cleanup techniques, but still no luck.
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25 Oct 2013   #104
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, we'll just take what's available 74068, a difference of 20000 (20 GB)
so your C: part will be 80 GB and the extended 70 GB

You have to use diskpart to create the extended part

Launch an Elevated Command Prompt
enter Diskpart
sel dis 0
cre par ext
exit
exit

Then you can go back to Disk Mgmnt and create two logical drives

to make this easier (and quicker) just make two logical drives in the extended part
1) 69972 MB -NTFS, label can be anything you like...
2) 4096 (or what ever remains) - FAT32, label HP_TOOLS
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26 Oct 2013   #105
TyGuy96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Alright, new partitions are created. HP_TOOLS is installed.

Is this all? If so, what do I use the 69972 MB for?
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26 Oct 2013   #106
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Cool.... now what do you use the 69972 MB part for?

What ever you wish to store there. Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos... downloads

I use libraries to make it easier to store stuff off the c: drive.
For instance, I have a folder called Storage and under that DocStore, MusicStore, PixStore, VideoStore, DownStore
Names of the folders can be whatever you want.

Then for each of the subfolders
Right click on the folder
select -> Include in library
select corresponding library (DocStore-> Documents, PixStore->pictures, ....)

There much more about libraries in the link I provided before.


But there's more to be done:
On one of your other machines, download Microsoft Update Catalog and move it to your 1071
Note: you might need to install Microsoft Update Catalog if you've never visited. It will prompt you, say sure. If you only see the main page (not sure how the link will work if you're 1st time visit) - search for 2775511 and seelct the correct bitwise for your 1071
32 bit: Update for Windows 7 (KB2775511) Windows 7 Updates
64 bit: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2775511)

This contains a lot of WU fixes and will cut down on teh WU updates.


Install a Malware program (MSE, avast, AVG are mentioned around here - everyone has brand loyalty )

The install your network drivers

Then run WU manuallyy installing everything offered
Note: you can hide anything Bing or Silverlight. There are 4 or 5 versions offered, so untick any that show up

When there are no more updates offered
defrag your machine
increase your page file (let windows manage it)
set System Recovery back to monitoring C: drive.

Check device manager and grab any drivers marked from HP dowload site.
Don't grab any of the bloatware
I think that's all that's left to do.
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26 Oct 2013   #107
TyGuy96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wonderful! Thankyou so much along with Anak and ICit2lol for helping me restore my mini
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26 Oct 2013   #108
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Forgot one:
turn on hibernation if you want
elevated command prompt
powercfg-h on
exit

Amplification on WU.... keep checking for updates until no more updates are offered.

If you run into diffficulties, post a question specific to the problem. This is a huge thread an most people won't read all the things.

I might not have Internet access in the next few days, so if you do have a question, either make it clear
How do I turn on System Recovery?
How do I turn on Hibernation?
How do I change page file size?
or open a new thread for that issue/question.

Ahhhh yes, once everything is up to date and things are organized to your liking
Make a backup image and store it on your 1TB.
There are a few ways to make an image - which is an easy way to put the backup on a new drive if necessary.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Bill
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26 Oct 2013   #109
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Forgot one:
turn on hibernation if you want
elevated command prompt
powercfg-h on
exit

Amplification on WU.... keep checking for updates until no more updates are offered.

If you run into diffficulties, post a question specific to the problem. This is a huge thread an most people won't read all the things.

I might not have Internet access in the next few days, so if you do have a question, either make it clear
How do I turn on System Recovery?
How do I turn on Hibernation?
How do I change page file size?
or open a new thread for that issue/question.

Ahhhh yes, once everything is up to date and things are organized to your liking
Make a backup image and store it on your 1TB.
There are a few ways to make an image - which is an easy way to put the backup on a new drive if necessary.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Bill
I'll keep the eyes peeled mate just in case and I was going to suggest Ty set updates to notify and then let him choose what do yo think of that?
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27 Oct 2013   #110
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks John,

That's the way I do WU, but automatic updates are ok too as long as the option to download recommended updates is ticked.

Bill
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