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Windows 7: increase factory image partition

30 Nov 2011   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'm guessing you don't really know if it has grown?

Right now, you can't read the sizes of that recovery folder or tell what is in it.

I'd probably download WinDirStat to get a better look at what is in that partition.

As far as I know, that partition will still function as advertised even though you have the red flag.

You could probably add to it, but that would not resolve the issue of why a red flag all of a sudden.

To the extent you are willing to forego ever restoring to factory specs, you don't need that partition. When in doubt, keep it.

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30 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit

okey doke, i'll hang onto it.
erm, dont suppose theres any way of hiding it in my computer? just a little off putting seeing a huge red bar in my computer?
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30 Nov 2011   #13

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

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As far as I know, you have to edit the registry to hide a drive.
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30 Nov 2011   #14

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The Recovery Partition will need 10% free space to work OK.
Try a disk clean:
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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