11-03-2012 07:54 PM
So if I delete the 20 GB recovery partition I will not be able to use the "Refresh your PC without affection your files" and "Remove everything and reinstall windows"?
Just wanted to make sure because I normally wipe my system every few months and would probably use those features. Also, it says the 20 GB partition for recovery is 100% free but I am still able to use these two features. Is the 100% free space for the recovery partition accurate or are the files still there?
11-03-2012 08:33 PM
I believe that most of the consumers are used to only having a C partition where everything is stored. The available D partition probably confuses people and it is inconvenient to put stuff in the D partition since most of our files like documents, pictures, and music are set to go to the C partition. I don't feel like organizing my files in all these different partitions. I just want the one partition. Also, most of your consumers that are buying the yoga will not know how to rearrange the partitions to get all of the wasted space onto one partition. I was shocked when I turned it on and seen I only had 42 GB of storage in the C partition and that the C partition only had 62 GB total. Most people would look at that and feel like they are getting ripped off thinking you are advertising 128 GB ssd drive but it is actually half that, not knowing that other parts are used in other partitions. They will think you are false advertising or lying to them.
Also, it would be nice if we were given an option to assign the 20 GB to the C partition after making the recovery stick so that those that don't know how to reallocate the space aren't sitting there with 20 GB of wasted space and not even knowing about it. Either do that or ship the computers with the recovery partition already on a usb drive so you do not have to put it on the recovery partition on the ssd and waste 20 GB. I'm sure most would not mind paying a few extra dollars for the usb recovery stick if it means not having to deal with this headache. If they do, you could always make it an option like Microsoft does by charging people extra money if they want their software on a CD.
Maybe make an application/program that makes it easier for the average consumer to add/delete partitions to reallocate the space on the ssd drive. All I know is that this was a big inconvenience and I was going to return the laptop had Yikes2000 not posted step-by-step instructions on how to get the wasted space back.
Also, I am experiencing problems with the touchpad when I use Microsoft office. The touchpad works great but once I start using Microsoft office, the touch gestures like two-finger scrolling, left-edge swipe for start menu and right-edge swipe for open apps stop working. I have to restart the computer to get the gestures to work again
Other than the wasted space on the ssd drive and the problems with the touchpad gestures issue with Microsoft office, the laptop is great in pretty much every way. .
11-03-2012 09:07 PM
Eh, I'll hold onto the 20GB windows file until I need the space. I have 60GB open now (20GB to windows, 14GB to program files, 7GB to Lenovo, 3.5 to RT Apps, and 7GB to hidden files) giving me an open 60GB. Bottom line is I stream my music and will pretty much only download RT games and lighter games on steam like Super Meat Boy.
Yikes, I found the timer problem. It was my synaptic touch driver causing the problem! Weird, huh? I put back on the stock synaptic touch but I cant get two finger tapping for right click to work. Only two finger clicking. Any ideas?
11-04-2012 06:33 AM
So, I used the tool in control panel to save the recovery to a USB drive. I then had it delete the recovery partition. I also copied the drivers folder from D to the same USB drive. I then deleted D, freeing up its space.
Here's where I failed. I deleted the One Key app. When I reinstalled it from the USB drive, it wont allow me to create an image anymore.
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