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Windows 7: Low disk space on Factory Image D:

08 May 2011   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shife View Post
''Also what kind of machine is it ?'' built by my self using ASUS 89GTD PRO/USB3 mobo. And the Recovery folder is empty actually :S, and yes i tried to do a backup before but had to little space.

Also a screenshot of my disc management, ignore CoD would you.. And of what happens when I try to open the SupahComputah file. The SupahComputah is roughly translated to as a Safety Copy (Säkerhetskopian), though looking at properties for SupahComputah it says it's 0 bytes. I am puzzled by all of this :O, note that I have the option 'Show hidden files/folders' on.
"SupahComputah" is a Windows backup folder. They always read 0 bytes when they generally have GBs of backup. This along with the MediaId file is your old attempt at a backup.

Not that it matters ,C: has HP labeled on it yet you say it was a Dell? Are you trying to get an old OEM HDD, including OS, to run on a new "home made" PC?


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08 May 2011   #22
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you look in the winre folder , you will find a .wim file - possibly several - that will be a fair size.

Not sure what they have put in system32 folder - worth a look - could be a fair bit in there too.

I would like to see how they have arranged those also, if you would be so kind.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shife View Post
There you go

MJ,

He is not trying to do anything- he has succeeded - the o/s is perfectly fine - just the low disk space warnings are annoying him.
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08 May 2011   #23
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Oh yes mjf, I meant HP computer , my mind wandered away a bit, my old old computer was a Dell.

About what greg said, I'm not that good at Windows 7 OS or any for that matter, I just thought it would override it. Is it safe to delete the content in ( D: ) and do another backup? And I don't care for external backups since I don't really care if it the OS fails some time, I just reinstall Windows 7 and see it as cleaning my computer up since it rarely happens

Edit: And mjf, I did reinstall Windows 7 on the HD after the computer was built for it to work properly
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08 May 2011   #24
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Also SIW2, I get acces denied when trying to open WindowsRE or system32 folders even though I'm an Administrator.

Thanks for the replies so far everyone
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08 May 2011   #25
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

And about fiffling around in the registry, I would rather not, I've heard it sometimes make the OS break :O
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08 May 2011   #26
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shife View Post
Also SIW2, I get acces denied when trying to open WindowsRE or system32 folders even though I'm an Administrator.

Thanks for the replies so far everyone
Windows blocks access to certain things even as administrator (probably to avoid accidental damage). Third party applications are probably the easiest way to get full access rather than going to hidden administrator.
eg. Partition wizard installed miniTool (free) has a partition explore option. It's useful to have anyway.
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08 May 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

If you will post back the Disk Management screenshot which has been repeatedly requested, we can give you the exact steps to delete the Recovery Partition which doesn't need to be on the HD since it was from another computer.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Type Disk Management in Start Search box, maximize it's window, take a Snip of the full drive map with listings showing all columns clearly.
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08 May 2011   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You are awful keen to get him to delete things.

He might still be looking at it - last we heard he was trying to get access to some of the folders.

MJ has given a couple of suggestions.

FreeCommander usually lets you see inside interesting places - Explorer ++ and several others are also around.

FreeCommander - freeware file manager

Taking ownership would do it too.

Take Ownership Shortcut

We might also get some more great new words like this
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08 May 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

Si, you should connect via TeamViewer to do a full autopsy on the Recovery Partition which doesn't belong on that computer.

I understand perfectly why you want to study these things, and it does help us run other Recov Partitions which have lost their links.

I didn't mean to get in your way, just make it clear to OP the partition does not belong there once it's clear it isn't System Active and you get what you need.
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09 May 2011   #30
Shife

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Greg, I'm sorry for not replying for the Disk Management since I cannot find it because my OS language is on Swedish and I don't seem to be able to download the languagepack from windows update because it's not there. I would think it's where you show all the discs, as in Start -> Computer, that I've already posted a screenshot of. If you could describe it, I should be able to find it.

Could it be this? Thanks by the way for the suggestions SIW2.


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