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Windows 7: Recovery Partition Full in Windows 7. Need help

19 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Recovery Partition Full in Windows 7. Need help

I recently reloaded an old version of Windows 7 Home Premium. My original version (same disk) had issues with updates. When I reloaded the installation disk, I found that I had 2 versions on boot up.

THe original version is running extremely slow........full of many problems

THe new version has a 250 MB partition of the Recovery partition......and is practically full. I constantly need to clean out files.

What is the best way to change this so i can use the newer version and subsequently get updates on this on line?

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19 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Turn off System Restore for the Recovery partition. See here: Turn System Restore on or off - Windows Help

See the section To turn off System Protection for a particular disk
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