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

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  1.    10 Sep 2015 #1

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


    I bought a new/refurbished windows 8.1 hp laptop. Switched it on and it offered a free upgrade to windows 10 which I accepted. now it's coming up with this message:"low disk space You are running very low on disk space on RECOVERY (D" I have not downloaded anything but windows 10. I have used 55/910gb of C, and 20/20gb of D. ? I don't know if it was like this before the upgrade, or as a result of it. There were no restore points before the upgrade and it won't let me create any new ones as there's not enough space. I haven't made recovery discs yet as I can only do it once and not sure whether to do it now or when it's fixed. Does anyone know why this has happened and how to fix it please?
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2

    It's probably too late to do factory recovery discs now, should have done that before the upgrade to Windows 10.

    Install MiniTool Partition Wizard, shrink the C: drive partition by about 40 gb and add it to the recovery partition:
    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

    When you shrink the C: drive partition, make sure the empty space is next to the recovery partition. I'm guessing you will add the empty space at the end of C: drive and beginning of the recovery partition.
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3

    Thank you, I will try that.
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  4.    10 Sep 2015 #4

    It happens because they fill the recovery partition on purpose, and Windows is just giving you a normal warning. You can either remove the drive letter from partition, or make your recovery media and do away with the partition. I don't know the process off the top of my head, but I believe you can turn off the warning message, too.
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  5.    10 Sep 2015 #5

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    It happens because they fill the recovery partition on purpose, and Windows is just giving you a normal warning. You can either remove the drive letter from partition, or make your recovery media and do away with the partition. I don't know the process off the top of my head, but I believe you can turn off the warning message, too.
    Question is why are the desired restore points being saved to it? I haven't done restore points yet in Windows 10, but I'm used to seeing them just going to the normal system partition.
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  6.    10 Sep 2015 #6

    I assumed the partition was unused by Windows, unless the user started a recovery using the OEM process. I disable system restore on all of my personal systems (but please don't take this as me suggesting anyone else do so).
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  7.    10 Sep 2015 #7

    When OEMs create a recovery partition, you'd expect them to have very little spare disk space as they are a constant size.

    I wonder if the reason you don't get this message all the time is because the partition is nomally hidden, and the issue here is that it's become un-hidden, not because the disk usage has changed.

    Princessmombi, could you post a screenshot of the Disk Management layout?
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       10 Sep 2015 #8

    hello, you could download win8 and win10 iso file ,using Microsoft creation tool , and make bootable thumbdrives t oreinstall win 8.1 and then use the win10 on to upgrade,activate win10 ,and if you want to then do a clean install of win10 you could

    win8.1 download
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    win10 iso.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    make sure to pick the correct bit ,, 32 or 64 bit
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  9.    14 Sep 2015 #9

    Thanks for your replies. I have uninstalled Windows 10 and am now back to 8.1, but the problem is still there.
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  10.    14 Sep 2015 #10

    Youm must check how much junk you have in "C:\ProgramData" Mine had over 100Gb in it.
    Delete the folders of uninstalled programs.
    Unistall the installed program, delete their folder, reinstall the program again (only the programs with huge data bloat).
    HTH
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