I am trying to add memory to my desktop pc; i recently installed windows 7 and my recovery drive d is full. what can i do besides delete files to clean my hard drive or defragmentation?

I am trying to either buy or find free downloads for my compaq sr5030nx to increase its memory. i recently purchased and installed windows 7, cleaned my hard drive with a seagate external hard drive, but my recovery d drive is RED! and has no disk space left.
 
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Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 905 Applies to:
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There's nothing wrong, and you don't have to do anything.

Some computer makers, including Dell and HP/Compaq, put a recovery partition on the hard disk of new computers.  By pressing a special key combination when the computer starts, you can use the recovery partition to restore the computer to the way it was when it was new.

Windows 7 has assigned drive letter D: to the recovery partition, but nothing in the system will access it, and it doesn't matter that it's almost full.

I recommend that you remove the drive letter from the recovery partition to stop the message about D: from appearing:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Type diskmgmt.msc in the Search box and press Enter .
3. In the Disk Management window, right-click the recovery partition.
4. Click Change Drive Letter and Paths .
5. Click Remove .


Boulder Computer Maven
Microsoft MVP
Steve Winograd

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