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11-28-2016 04:23 AM
In trying to figure a way to get more space i wanted to "system restore" back to factory condition; put the OS back to Windows 8.1, which should be in the recovery partition, right? however, i cannot access this function because it gives me an Error code: 0xc0000225.
Before that i tried to create a restore point, but that didn't work because a window popped up that said: "the specified object was not found: 0x80042308" it has never worked since upgrading to W10.
What am i supposed to do? This pc is virtually useless to me. How is it that 27Gbs+ of my internal 32Gbs are used on essentially the basic operating system? With no room for even one program? Not even Microsoft Word.
My main concern is that WHEN this system is no longer operable, as it nearly is now, how will i be able to restore it?
All i want to do is write on the computer, and occasionally surf the web, but i cannot even load my software!!!
11-28-2016 05:19 AM
After upgrading to Windows 10, the 7 GB Windows 8.1 recovery partition on the eMMC storage device is no longer accessible, you cannot restore from it now. You would need the USB recovery media to restore, if you did not create it prior to the upgrade, it could be ordered from HP.
You could also wipe the eMMC device clean and do a fresh installation of Windows 10 using the downloadable installation media available from Microsoft, this would provide around 19 GB free on the C: drive following the installation. Instructions are here.
11-28-2016 05:29 AM
QUESTION: will a fresh install remove all the games and crap that came with the original install?
I just want the OS and basic file viewing apps.