Windows 10: HP refurb laptop. Upgraded to Windows 10. Run out of space on Recovery Solved

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  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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       14 Sep 2015 #11

    Go to System Restore settings and turn it off for D:. It should never have restore points written to it.
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  2.    16 Sep 2015 #12


    How will freeing up space in C help the recovery storage in D?
    I don't mind that D is full if it's meant to be for the factory restore, but it keeps popping up with messages to tell me it's full, and there is no room to create any restore points.
    It's not a Windows 10 problem as I've restored to factory settings (and 8.1) and it's still there.
    I have made recovery discs now.
    So are my only choices to switch off the error message (still leaving me no space for restore points)?, to remove the drive/recovery files completely?, to remove the partition and have one big drive?, or to add space from C onto D? Which is easiest and safest please?
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  3.    16 Sep 2015 #13

    princessmombi said: View Post
    Which is easiest and safest please?
    The easiest, and safe way is to install MiniTool Partition Wizard free:
    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

    Since you have a big 1TB hard drive, Using partition wizard, I would shrink the C: drive partition by 80gb creating the free space at the end. Then add the 80gb to the D: drive partition making it 100gb in size.
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  4. Posts : 1,497
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       16 Sep 2015 #14

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Go to System Restore settings and turn it off for D:. It should never have restore points written to it.
    +1 to this
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  5.    16 Sep 2015 #15


    Thanks to you all for your help. I shrunk the C drive by 10gb and added it to the D drive and it's been working great since. :)
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