how to enlarge recovery drive in hp computer

July 19, 2010 at 01:17:58
Specs: Windows XP
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#1
July 19, 2010 at 05:35:17
I would not advise touching the recovery partition. Any change to it could result in a failure if you need to use it. If you need more hard drive space, get a second hard drive.

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#2
July 19, 2010 at 06:16:42
I agree with the above comments. Your computer is a desktop so you should be able to install a second hard drive for additional storage. No need to move any files or programs if you don't wish to.

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#3
July 19, 2010 at 08:49:37
On many brand name computers, the Recovery partition on the original single hard drive contains all the data that is needed to re-load the much larger first partition you see as C in Windows with it's original brand name software installation.
If you alter that Recovery partition in any way, it is likely that you will not be able to reload that original software on what you see as C from that partition, because the Recovery program will refuse to load.

You can't make the partitions larger or smaller with what's built into Windows XP and previous Windows versions without deleting all the data on the partition first in any case. You would have to use a third party program to do that if you don't want to lose the data on C .


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#4
July 19, 2010 at 10:01:45
The recovery partition is used only to restore the system and should never be used for user files or any other purpose. The contents should not be modified in any way. That is why the partition is usually hidden - to keep casual users out of it.

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