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coppens1
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Diffferent size Recovery files on Hard drives

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Why does HP netbook with 214 GB Hard Drive have 18 GB Recovery file, while HP laptop with 320 GB Hard Drive have 1 GB Recovery?

Both are windows 7 units,

netbook= windows 7 starter

Laptop =Windows 7

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Thank you for posting on HP Support Community.
 

Don't worry as I'll be glad to help, 

A small partition on the hard drive contains a record of all software installed at the factory and shipped with this system. This includes images for the Microsoft Operating System and supplemental products. If you have a problem with the operating system or device drivers, the programs on the recovery partition can restore the PC to proper operation.
 

If you decide to delete all of this information and remove the Recovery Partition you will make a small amount of space available for other programs.  

 

Click here: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01867418 Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7)
 

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Thanks, that explains what the recovery contains. 

 

But why is the size so different?  The HP netbook with 214 GB Hard Drive have 18 GB Recovery file, while the HP laptop with 320 GB Hard Drive have 1 GB Recovery.  Both are windows 7.  

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Windows and other operating systems displaying disk space in binary format. Hidden partitions on the computer. Large hidden files. File system overhead.
 

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