Easy Transfer is not EASY

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Monica, May 29, 2007.

  1. Monica

    Monica Guest

    Okay, I got a new laptop and I tried this "Easy" transfer thing to get
    everything moved from my desktop to the laptop. I used a memory stick to
    transfer the files and after many hours I got a message saying it could not
    complete and just stopped the whole process (Sorry, I don't remember the
    exact message, this was over 3 weeks ago and I gave up.) Anwyay...my problem
    is that the HP_Recovery D: drive is now FULL on my new laptop! Don't know
    why, don't know how, I just want it fixed. I now have an external hard drive
    to transfer the files and I just want my laptop to be back the way it was
    before I started this Easy Transfer. Is there anything easy I can do??
    Thanks in advance.
    Monica, May 29, 2007
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  2. Monica

    AJR Guest

    Monica - I was about to pass up your post - I beleive it was posted before.
    However I'll try toexplain a few things:

    1. The Recovery partition (D) is a "fixed" partition - it cannot be written
    to or accessed as a means of protecting it. This partition is usually
    accessed in one of two ways - you see a message at boot to hit an "F" key,
    usually F10 or F11, for reztoration.
    In adddition a Recovery CD/DVD may be provided. HP often does not provide
    the disk but includes an utility to create the disk and offers the option of
    removing the Recovery partition to free up the space.
    The utility should be used to delete the partition because it also removes
    the MBR (master boot record) modification that presents the F key message.

    2. The Recovery partition is designated "Full" because it's size corresponds
    to restoration requirements.

    3. You cannot save data to the partition . You cannot use and/or access the
    partition as, say, "C".

    4. Your laptop does not need fixing - your recovery partition (D) is
    exactly as it is supposssed to be.

    5. Always save Ffile/data to a removable media (CD/DVD) or external HD - if
    stored on the same HD as the OS if boot fails you will not have access to
    the data - stored "externally" you will.

    e'nuff said!
    AJR, May 29, 2007
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  3. Monica

    AJR Guest

    Monica - One other thing - there should be a folder. labeled HP I believe,
    on the laptop which has a PDF file titled something like HP Laptop. It
    provides the sasme information and more - so "RTFM"
    (Read the Friendly Manual).
    AJR, May 29, 2007
  4. Monica


    Do you feel, AJR, that your answer and your condescending manner helps her
    in anyway? Why not just answer the question politely?

    'enuff said
    JOHN HARRIS, Jun 7, 2007
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