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FattysGoneWild
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Omen 880-160se desktop factory image free space get back?

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Using the HP recovery manager. I made a backup of the factory image on a 16gb usb stick. While being in there I used the option to delete the factory image to get that free space back. Problem is I don't know how to get it back onto the main ssd? Picture attached.

 

I thought the HP program would do it automatically. Guess not and it just left it there.

 

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banhien
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@FattysGoneWild

 

You need to merge them together. Please use the following tutorials

 

   https://www.howtogeek.com/235348/how-to-combine-multiple-partitions-into-a-single-partition/

   https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/combine-partitions-windows-10-free.html

 

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BH
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Does this look right now?

 

I thought D would be below C. Also 346gb did not change like I thought it would adding that extra free space from E recovery image.

 

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I can't see the first image but the second image is ok as I can see. It doesn't matter C: is under 😧 on the list. C is on disk 0 which is boot disk.

 

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@FattysGoneWildwrote:

 Also 346gb did not change like I thought it would adding that extra free space from E recovery image.

 


To clarify...

 

Are you saying the C drive had the same amount of free space (346 GB) before and after you removed the recovery partition and merged the space?

 

If so, are you sure the recovery partition was on the SSD?

If your setup came with both SSD and HDD, the recovery partition was probably on the HDD (Data D).

So merging the free space would only add it to the D drive, not C.

 

880-160 disk mgt.PNG

 

 

 

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@Photoray002wrote:

@FattysGoneWildwrote:

 Also 346gb did not change like I thought it would adding that extra free space from E recovery image.

 


To clarify...

 

Are you saying the C drive had the same amount of free space (346 GB) before and after you removed the recovery partition and merged the space?

 

If so, are you sure the recovery partition was on the SSD?

If your setup came with both SSD and HDD, the recovery partition was probably on the HDD (Data D).

So merging the free space would only add it to the D drive, not C.

 

880-160 disk mgt.PNG

 

 

 


I royally screwed it up or HP done something really weird. I had to do a complete factory image restore from my usb stick. Picture attached is how it looks from the factory. It was complaining about E I could not get back the space to C.

 

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I have the 880-160se now also (finally 🙂 ) and the image I posted is how the Recovery Partition is installed on mine.

Looks like yours is too.

 

So ya, removing the partition from the HDD wont put that free space onto the SSD since its a physical limitation.

 

BTW, is the fan on your radiator noisy?

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@Photoray002wrote:

I have the 880-160se now also (finally 🙂 ) and the image I posted is how the Recovery Partition is installed on mine.

Looks like yours is too.

 

So ya, removing the partition from the HDD wont put that free space onto the SSD since its a physical limitation.

 

BTW, is the fan on your radiator noisy?


I thought E was part of C? So its a part of D?!?! Is it invisible or something on D because I see nothing on the drive? No my fan is dead silent. It only ramps up in heavy gaming.

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If you open This PC, its hidden. But notice in your screen shot, its showing E: as part of Disk 1 in Disk Management.

The C: drive is on Disk 0.  All partitions on the same row of a disk number reside on that disk.

 

Disk 0 is the SSD.

Disk 1 is the HDD.

 

 

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I think the noisy pump/fan is the luck of the draw. You got a nice quiet one.

Im gonna swap mine for a Noctua and see how it does.

 

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Hey @FattysGoneWild

 

I remember your video where you said your Omen came with a 4 year warranty. When I got the 880 160, it claimed the same thing. i asked HP and they didnt know about any 4 year warranty.

Recently I rechecked my status recently and it changed to a 1 year warranty. I assume the 4 year claim was a glitch.

Did yours do this also?

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