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Windows 7: Help - Doc wants to resize HD partitions

09 Jan 2014   #31

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

Thanks Greg,

I doubt if the diags will run - HP seems to be tied to the volume name HP_TOOLS whether it's a HD or flash volume.

Your test will show if the drive letter is needed or not.

I might have misstated F11 boot option, I always have to look it up, but didn't this time.

Edit: The volume name will still be there even without a drive letter, so the diags might run, since the diags are letter independent

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09 Jan 2014   #32
Microsoft MVP


Bill it would be interesting to see the contents of your OEM Tools partition after unhiding Hidden and System Files, which is about the same size as Doc's even though it's UEFI which may be different files.
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09 Jan 2014   #33

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

Here ya go.... but I have it as my G: drive and as I mentioned
.. I never reinstalled QuickWeb after the clean reinstall

Let me know if you want to see it in explorer as well.

 Volume in drive G is HP_TOOLS
 Volume Serial Number is 9A85-CCA5
 Directory of G:\
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          Hewlett-Packard
04/15/2013  23:28    <DIR>          $RECYCLE.BIN
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          SystemDiags
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          BIOSUpdate
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          BIOS
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard\SystemDiags
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
03/11/2013  15:51         3,620,752 SystemDiags.efi
03/11/2013  16:44               256 SystemDiags.sig
03/11/2013  16:32               256 SystemDiags.s09
03/11/2013  16:35               256 SystemDiags.s12
11/05/2012  13:02           443,904 CryptRSA.efi
03/11/2013  15:17           113,104 FirewireDiags.udm
03/11/2013  15:17           260,208 OpticalDiags.udm
03/11/2013  15:18           151,824 VideoMem.udm
03/11/2013  15:18            87,280 VideoDiags.udm
03/11/2013  15:18         1,174,384 USBDiags.udm
01/23/2013  15:30            45,814 firewirediags.msg.xml
01/23/2013  15:31            38,660 opticaldiags.msg.xml
01/23/2013  15:31           100,574 usbdiags.msg.xml
03/11/2013  15:51         3,332,464 SystemDiags32.efi
03/11/2013  16:44               256 SystemDiags32.sig
03/11/2013  16:33               256 SystemDiags32.s09
03/11/2013  16:37               256 SystemDiags32.s12
11/05/2012  13:02           259,072 CryptRSA32.efi
03/11/2013  15:17            94,000 FirewireDiags32.udm
03/11/2013  15:17           229,200 OpticalDiags32.udm
03/11/2013  15:18           142,768 VideoMem32.udm
03/11/2013  15:18            72,240 VideoDiags32.udm
03/11/2013  15:18         1,154,928 USBDiags32.udm
              23 File(s)     11,322,712 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard\BIOSUpdate
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
02/13/2013  12:44           822,928 HpBiosUpdate.efi
02/13/2013  14:53               256 HpBiosUpdate.sig
02/13/2013  15:06               256 HpBiosUpdate.s09
02/13/2013  15:07               256 HpBiosUpdate.s12
11/05/2012  13:02           443,904 CryptRSA.efi
02/13/2013  12:44           794,160 HpBiosUpdate32.efi
02/13/2013  14:53               256 HpBiosUpdate32.sig
02/13/2013  15:07               256 HpBiosUpdate32.s09
02/13/2013  15:07               256 HpBiosUpdate32.s12
11/05/2012  13:02           259,072 CryptRSA32.efi
              10 File(s)      2,321,600 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard\BIOS
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          Current
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          New
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          Previous
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\Current
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
 Directory of G:\Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\Previous
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          .
11/03/2013  00:23    <DIR>          ..
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
 Directory of G:\$RECYCLE.BIN
04/15/2013  23:28    <DIR>          .
04/15/2013  23:28    <DIR>          ..
04/15/2013  23:28               129 desktop.ini
               1 File(s)            129 bytes
     Total Files Listed:
              34 File(s)     13,644,441 bytes
              24 Dir(s)   4,224,577,536 bytes free
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09 Jan 2014   #34

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

JW-HP is the backup folder named after the computer name.
MediaID.bin and that folder are backup related. I cropped the image attached from Doc's post 17 that show both were created at the same time.

Since you've deleted JW-HP, you migth as well get rid of MediaID.bin

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I don't know what JP-HW JW-HP is, but is it empty even with System and Hidden files unhidden?

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09 Jan 2014   #35

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

I should note that I had difficulty finding the correct drivers for
Bluetooth - HP did not list it for my machine - had to search HP
--> Note: the BCM card is a combo card (BT & 802.11)
AMD USB 3.0 & SMBUS - had to install base offered on HP download page for chipset (only HP called it AMD Graphics) and then update Graphics to newer versions.

Biometrics - found the drivers searching HP, left it uninstalled last time (current)
Coolsense - found it ok, just had issues with it. Seems as though it was causing high temps. When I removed it, temps were in range, left it uninstalled last time (current)
DriveGuard - found it ok, left it uninstalled last time (current)

If I think of anything else.....

Oh wait..... HP laptop.... which one?
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09 Jan 2014   #36
Microsoft MVP


The two HP programs which you mention and are debatable about reinstalling after a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, Cool Sense and Drive Guard, are worth more discussion since they safeguard critical temperature and HD hardware on the PC, yet they can cause issues. What do others here think about their net value for reinstall?

I am facing this issue right now on an HP and don't want to fall short of Best Practice. The tutorial also needs something more determinative on this.
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09 Jan 2014   #37

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

Greg, I created a new thread for that discussion so Doc' thread doesn't get hijacked:
HP drivers - should xyx driver be reinstalled?
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