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Windows 7: D: Factory_Image solution...

24 Aug 2012   #11

Windows system 7 64 bit & Windows 8.1

I still have the original system backup files.
HP told me not to remove this remaining file, since I may need it for a system restore later.
Now I have a lot of space as when the computer was new.

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24 Aug 2012   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

That's interesting Strum.


It seems Strum deleted the wim that would be used to reset to factory condition ( it was probably pretty big).

There is another very large wim in there ? Is that an image of some kind - or are they simply your personal files that were backed up?


One would think so - but apparently there is something else in there.

So how does deleting the factory image help your Recovery partition. It sounds useless now. You can probably delete it to recover the space. Let's see what SIW2 says.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits

I'm looking at it from factory, no personal files installed and that base.wim is the only large file in the recovery partition.
I've always used Acronis and just keep it if I need to get rid of the computer.

If you have the backup files, you don't need the recovery partition. The backup files on HP rebuilds everything including
the recovery partition. That is if the disk are good when you need them.

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24 Aug 2012   #14


I asked you earlier if you'd made the Recovery DIsks. If not try now. If they won't run then you've lost use of the partition.

Most tech enthusiasts will not even run the factory pre-install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without the bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7.
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27 Aug 2012   #15

Windows system 7 64 bit & Windows 8.1
HP Step 1 - Factory Image PDF

I did not know that I could attach a file, like PDFs until a few days ago, while looking at some other forum thread.

So I upload the PDF sent to me by HP that was provided for me as the 1st solution.
This 1st method did not work, so HP sent me the 2nd step, or method (given earlier in D:Factory_Image solution). This was easy and successful.

It may not be needed, but for those that might be interested.
I suppose this will my conclusion.

Attached Files
File Type: pdf Error Low Disk Space.pdf (373.3 KB, 4 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2012   #16


You can mark the thread Solved at top if you're satisfied with everything.
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