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Windows 7: increase factory image partition

30 Nov 2011   #1
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 
increase factory image partition

Hello,
as the title states, im wanting to increase the factory image partition.

the pc came with one drive, partitioned into 2.

one the system files etc, second the factory image which i belkive is what is used for system resotres, and factory recoveries.

just recently the factory image partition has become red, and ona few mb left.

ive been into disk mng, right-clicked on the partion to extend it. BUT, the 'extend partition' link is greyed out

any help is definately much appreciated,
thanks
stuart


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30 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Post a screen shot of that Disk Management.


That partition is likely used to restore your PC to its factory state. I wouldn't expect it to change in size and become "red" unless you are somehow saving stuff to it.
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30 Nov 2011   #3
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

sure thing...
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it never used to be red ,
just all of a sudden,


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30 Nov 2011   #4
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

i was going to use some of the other drives space - if this is possible
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30 Nov 2011   #5
theog

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Warning: Do not add DATA to the Recovery Partition, doing so, will make the Recovery Partition unusable.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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30 Nov 2011   #6
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

im sure i did yes, when i first brought the pc - took four cds, haha. I may do this again and see if i can get it all on one dvd maybe.
how comes?
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30 Nov 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Can you post a picture of Disk Management???
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30 Nov 2011   #8
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

sure, here you go ...
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30 Nov 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Rather than trying to borrow space from C, I would want to know why the image partition has grown. That's not normal.

What appears to be on it?
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30 Nov 2011   #10
stuartrozier

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
 
 

just these two files...
ill paste an image, is it something i can hide, or delete do you think?
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