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What are the files in Lenovo "Q" drive for?

2008-08-21, 4:51 AM
My T400 laptop came with 1 huge C partition of ~280gb, another 19gb taken by this lenovo Q drive which is only 5gb filled. I'm thinking of re-partitioning my drive, and am wondering what might happen if i format the Q partition. There are only 2 folders inside, "showroom" and "SWTOOLS". Any idea what they are used for?
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Re: What are the files in Lenovo "Q" drive for?

2009-04-09, 6:23 AM

Hi,

 

Click below document that could help answer your question.

 

Understanding hard drive partitions on Lenovo systems with Microsoft Vista - Desktop, ThinkPad and Workstation

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Re: What are the files in Lenovo "Q" drive for?

2009-04-09, 6:26 AM

Hi,

 

Apology requested. 

I guessed error with the hyperlink. Here is URL: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70829

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Re: What are the files in Lenovo "Q" drive for?

2009-04-09, 17:16 PM

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Hi,

 

Apology requested. 

I guessed error with the hyperlink. Here is URL: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70829


 

You can resize you C partition by using some tool: Partition magic, Acronis partion manager.. etc
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Re: What are the files in Lenovo "Q" drive for?

2009-04-10, 15:04 PM

If you attempt delete the Q partition from within Vista - AFTER YOU MAKE YOUR PRODUCT RECOVERY MEDIA - Vista will offer to add the freed space to the C partition.  The deletetion attempt should offer to burn the media for you.  You don't need any 3rd party tools.

 

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Re: What are the files in Lenovo "Q" drive for?

2009-04-10, 19:20 PM
I've safely removed my Q drive... no issues on my side so far
Thinkpad T400 6474-R2U
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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