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Windows 7: Introduction - Attempting to tuneup a budget HP Notebook

08 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Hi, did you use my links?

Secondly, I would remove all the HP Bloatware like Greg Suggested or remove them from MSconfig's startup tab.

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08 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Infinite, I have read 99 Ways to Speed up your computer, but need to read Optimize Win 7 more.

Greg, While I did uninstall the HP wireless app and as far as I know took out the HP folders with their apps, it's quite possible some of their stuff remains. In fact, my SSD has four partitions?....Drive C, Drive D (recovery), a small system partition, a small HP partition.

I login as "Chuck", but the important thing to know is my stuff there is 40-45 GB, so that might slow the boot time.
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08 Jan 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


Your System partition should be marked System Active in Disk management for it to be functioning as System partition.

The Recovery partition can be kept if it still works. Cue it up by tapping it's function key at boot to see if it works and what options it offers: .HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If it doesn't work you can delete it using free Partition Wizard bootable CD then Resize C into the deleted space. Hopefully you made the Recovery Disks as a backup - if not you can still try now: HP Recov DIsks - make another set
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk - HP technical support (Finland - English)

The other small HP OEM partition is to run Diagnostics from boot. You can also try to cue that up to see if these tests for HD and memory will run, but if not recovering that HD space is fine since we use tests here which are better for those anyway.

If you are at the point where you want to recover all the HD space from HP you might also consider doing a clean reinstall at some point to shrug off all of the factory bloatware residue, as this is always a superior install especially if you follow these steps to get a perfect factory OEM reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7.

As advised earlier with 3gb RAM I would be running 32 bit anyway.

Here is the ISO to burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool:
Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download
Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download
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