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Windows 7: Lenovo T430s Q drive recovery low on disk space

20 Jun 2013   #11
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

One other thing.. after looking at system restore Drive Q shows as being off. just to let you know.


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20 Jun 2013   #12
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Did you try to look inside the Q drive to see what type of files it has inside ?
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21 Jun 2013   #13
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have tried to open the Q drive but in doing so it looks to be empty. I'm sure that the files and such must be hidden. Do I just go to files and folder and look to show all? Its been a long time since I last did that.
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21 Jun 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes .
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22 Jun 2013   #15
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Gregrocker,
I thank you for the advise you have given me, but as far as not replying back to your suggestion for what ever reason I seem to be having a problem how and where my replies end up. I have looked at your posts and suggestion and have no problem doing what you say might work. My problem is the T430s in question belongs to my wife and such only wants the warning to go away without me removing programs I myself would have done at the beginning. You stated that I can get the problem gone by removing the Q letter. Will the recovery on that partition store work if she has to hit the recovery key? Also as I said earlier I did make back up disk and as far as I know the only way to test them is to run them which almost seems pointless since it will only reinstall the same problem over.
Once again I am New here and I'm sure not near the level of your knowledge in these matters so Yes I am thankful to you and others here for listening to my gibberish.
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22 Jun 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

When you made your Recovery Media did it prompt you with a choice to delete the Q partition afterwards?

Researching hiding the Recovery partition finds a variety of complicated solutions for many different models. To be certain I'd ask Lenovo Tech Support which is included free for the first year.
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22 Jun 2013   #17
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Gregrock,
To answer your question if I was given the option after making the backup disk to delete the Q: drive patition the answer is yes. as of yet I haven't done so only out of concern the backup disks don't work or the darn things get misplaced. I call Lenovo tech support and sad to say the tech was more clueless than I am lol. So much for Thinkpad being supported by the old IBM tech team.
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22 Jun 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

Normally a Recovery partition should not have a drive letter. Apparently Lenovo creates one when you generate its disks. So the question has been asked how to hide it again so nothing writes to the partition. The closest to your model I can find information on this is here: How to re-hide OEM partition? - Lenovo Community

However I don't think I would want to mess with changing the partition type without a lot more expertise on Lenovo's which are complicated by OKR to begin with. And judging by the discussion here and in other search results for "Hide the lenovo Win7 Recovery partition" it isn't as easy as removing the drive letter.

So you might want to read up on it to see if pursuiing it interests you, perhaps start a new thread at Lenovo which will draw others with more recent expertise for your model or line.

What we specialize here with is a vastly superior install to the preinstalled Win7 which is a corrupt install to begin with, making futzing with the Recovery Partition akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Only with a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 will you have native Win7 performance without the smothering bloatware and duplicate utilities with much better versions built into Win7. However I can understand if you're hesitant to do this for your wife's PC. Perhaps you can help her see she will enjoy Win7 much more in its native state.
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24 Jun 2013   #19
Topjack

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

So sorry to have taken so long to respond back, and once again Thank you for all your info and help. I will work at trying to get her to let me do a clean install of Win7 pro on her Pc. Not having a fresh Win7 pro disk will make doing that much more of a pain.Earlier in this post you gave directions on cleaning up an install, so will try doing that if she gives me the go ahead.I have to say that the programs they put on Thinkpads are much more complicated than those installed on ideapad or I am just used to having that version on my laptop.
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24 Jun 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

The latest official installer for your licensed version is provided in the Clean Reinstall OEM tutorial.
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