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meecrob
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HP folder on System Reserve Partition EFI

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We are getting the error “We couldn’t update system reserved partition” due to the fact that there is not enough space available on the partition when we try to upgrade Windows 10 from 1903 --> 2004.  So we need to make room.

 

Even after following the Microsoft KB article there is still no enough room and it still fails  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3086249/we-couldn-t-update-system-reserved-partition-error-... 

 

Which leaves us with the HP folder in the EFI folder.  Is anything in the folder required?  It seems like it is just for BIOS updates.  Not sure what the SystemDiags or DEVFW folder is for.  We deleted this whole directory and the computer boots fine and Windows Upgrades but we want to verify this will not cause long term issues.  We are making a script to fix this across hundreds of computers or else Windows will not upgrade so resizing the partition is not an option.

 

Y:\EFI\HP>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI\HP

02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> .
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> ..
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> SystemDiags
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> BIOSUpdate
10/28/2020 05:33 PM <DIR> BIOS
10/28/2020 05:38 PM <DIR> DEVFW
0 File(s) 0 bytes
6 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

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@meecrob 

You're providing us no information about your system -- including what drives it has, what are their capacities, and how much  free space do they have.

 

Without details, we can not provide assistance.

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Samsung M2 512GB drive.  See below

 

 

 

DISKPART> list part

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 529 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 System 99 MB 530 MB
Partition 3 Reserved 16 MB 629 MB
Partition 4 Primary 476 GB 645 MB

 

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.1139]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>mountvol y: /s

C:\Windows\system32>y:

 

 

Y:\>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\

10/28/2020 05:38 PM <DIR> EFI
0 File(s) 0 bytes
1 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

 

Y:\>cd efi

 

Y:\EFI>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI

09/27/2019 01:33 AM <DIR> .
09/27/2019 01:33 AM <DIR> ..
09/27/2019 01:33 AM <DIR> Microsoft
09/27/2019 01:38 AM <DIR> Boot
10/28/2020 05:38 PM <DIR> HP
0 File(s) 0 bytes
5 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

 

Y:\EFI\HP>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI\HP

02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> .
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> ..
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> SystemDiags
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> BIOSUpdate
10/28/2020 05:33 PM <DIR> BIOS
10/28/2020 05:38 PM <DIR> DEVFW
0 File(s) 0 bytes
6 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

 

Y:\EFI\HP\DEVFW>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI\HP\DEVFW

02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> .
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> ..
10/28/2020 05:32 PM 30,736,672 firmware.bin
02/28/2020 02:05 PM 12,026,880 MePending.bin
10/28/2020 05:38 PM 132,096 CCG5.bin
3 File(s) 42,895,648 bytes
2 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

 

Y:\EFI\HP\SystemDiags>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI\HP\SystemDiags

02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> .
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> ..
07/25/2019 03:06 PM 443,904 CryptRSA.efi
06/10/2020 11:42 AM 16,789,624 SysDiags.efi
06/10/2020 12:29 PM 256 SysDiags.s09
06/10/2020 12:30 PM 256 SysDiags.s12
06/10/2020 12:31 PM 256 SysDiags.s14
11/10/2020 05:22 PM 0 dir
6 File(s) 17,234,296 bytes
2 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

 

Y:\EFI\HP\BIOS>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI\HP\BIOS

02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> .
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> ..
10/28/2020 05:33 PM <DIR> Current
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> New
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> Previous
11/10/2020 05:22 PM 0 dir
1 File(s) 0 bytes
5 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 

 

Y:\EFI\HP\BIOSUpdate>dir
Volume in drive Y has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 2AAD-1E69

Directory of Y:\EFI\HP\BIOSUpdate

02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> .
02/28/2020 02:00 PM <DIR> ..
07/25/2019 03:06 PM 443,904 CryptRSA.efi
06/10/2020 10:35 AM 1,433,400 BiosMgmt.efi
06/10/2020 12:43 PM 256 BiosMgmt.s09
06/10/2020 12:44 PM 256 BiosMgmt.s12
06/10/2020 12:44 PM 256 BiosMgmt.s14
5 File(s) 1,878,072 bytes
2 Dir(s) 10,075,136 bytes free

 


@WAWood wrote:

@meecrob 

You're providing us no information about your system -- including what drives it has, what are their capacities, and how much  free space do they have.

 

Without details, we can not provide assistance.


 

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@meecrob 

I ran into a similar problem a while back -- and what MS wanted to do was increase the size of System Reserved, quite a lot -- and it could not do that (even though, their tech notes said that WIndows would do that automatically if needed).

 

So, I had to go into the drive, shrink down the OS partition and move it to the right, to free up enough space for MS to resize the System Reserved partition.  If that does work for you, you're now going to be faced with doing that for lots of PCs and I have no idea how you could script that.

 

If that does not work for you, then sorry, I don't know what to suggest -- you would need to contact Microsoft Support to see what they recommend.

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meecrob
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Right.... we have already established what the cause of the problem is and a solution which is scriptable.

So we are back to the original question... is it safe (long term) to delete HP folder inside the EFI folder?  

 

 


@WAWood wrote:

@meecrob 

I ran into a similar problem a while back -- and what MS wanted to do was increase the size of System Reserved, quite a lot -- and it could not do that (even though, their tech notes said that WIndows would do that automatically if needed).

 

So, I had to go into the drive, shrink down the OS partition and move it to the right, to free up enough space for MS to resize the System Reserved partition.  If that does work for you, you're now going to be faced with doing that for lots of PCs and I have no idea how you could script that.

 

If that does not work for you, then sorry, I don't know what to suggest -- you would need to contact Microsoft Support to see what they recommend.


 

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