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OzBo

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SmartRecovery
« on: August 06, 2011, 03:03:04 am »
Hi,

Reading the manual of my T1005M I notice it says that the netbook has a hidden partition for SmartRecovery (I was just wondering why the two visible drives don't add up to 320 GB...). Anyway, I intend to purchase a full copy of Windows 7 soon, which would make the recovery with SmartRecovery superfluous I guess because in the case of a catastrophe I could repair Windows. Is it possible to make that partition visible and delete it? It is not urgent, but one day I might run out of space and if I have the Windows 7 disk anyway I wouldn't need SmartRecovery.

Thanks!


Dark Mantis

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Re: SmartRecovery
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 09:21:12 am »
Hi

Yes it is possible to remove the partition and all backup data that is there for your security and recovery of the machine if you wish to. Just make sure that you have copies of all the drivers etc before doing so as sometimes they can be hard to track down.
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OzBo

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Re: SmartRecovery
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 05:05:30 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have a CD with all the drivers.
At the moment I still have a lot of space, but I cannot believe how quickly I ran out of space on my first  laptop, when I thought I would never run out of space when I bought it, so it is good to know.

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Re: SmartRecovery
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 06:33:07 pm »
Laptop hard drives are also much bigger now than they used to be.  I think that you can get a 1TB now so it will take a little longer to fill it. ;)
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

OzBo

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Re: SmartRecovery
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 10:42:35 pm »
I know... It is 250 GB. I bought it 3 1/2 years ago and back then I was impressed.
Computers are a little bit frustrating because they improve all the time and prices go down...  :-\ For what I paid for it 3 1/2 years ago I would really get a SUPER laptop these days...

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Re: SmartRecovery
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 10:05:35 am »
Just as a matter of interest, I just purchased a kit of 16GB of memory and though I would compare the price I paid now to what I paid when I purchased 4MB upgrade when I had my first PC. The comparable  price worked out as £500,000+. Now that is one hefty upgrade! :o :o :o
« Last Edit: August 08, 2011, 10:06:10 am by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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