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D: backup drive?

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  1. shoogleguy

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    I have a hp laptop with AMD E1-2100 APU cpu running Win8.
    Was wondering what the RECOVERY D: disk is and does. It's using 19.1 G of the 20 G that it shows and I would like to know what's in it. I can't list the contents as it shows empty yet shows the 19.1 G full.
    Can I clear this drive and use the capacity by 'reformatting' it?
     
  2. Lozzy-loz

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    I believe it would be unwise to format it as it probably holds a backup to your operating system.If your operating system fails I believe recovery D could restore it to factory default(as it was when first bought)
     
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    Lozzy-loz is correct. It holds the data that is needed to do a Restore to Factory Settings.

    Do not save to it or format it.
     
  4. lunarlander

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    If you ever want to move on to Win 10, only then do you reformat it.
     
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