1. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    Hey - so I got the 32GB and recently discovered a really easy way to free up 8GB from your main drive by moving your recovery to a USB drive. Here's how it's done:

    Insert a USB drive - I used an 8GB
    From the home screen, search "Recovery"
    Click "Create a Recovery Drive"
    Follow the prompts and let everything copy
    When it's done copying, it will give you the option to delete recovery partition. Do that

    Warning - This totally froze my T100. I had to do a hard restart. It's scary, but give it a few minutes and reboot.

    When you are back up and running, type "Disk"
    Click on "Create and format hard disk partitions"
    Right click on "OS (C:)"
    You should be able to click "Extend Volume"
    Just hit next/okay through those prompts

    Voila - You have added an extra 8GB of HDD space. Just don't lose your flash drive! :D
    iainmann likes this.
    03-18-2014 06:30 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm sure this will be useful to a lot of members. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    mstrblueskys likes this.
    03-19-2014 02:25 AM
  3. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    I'm sure this will be useful to a lot of members. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    I hope so! I looked at it and this would actually work with the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet as well! I don't have others, but I imagine most of the 8" tabs are designed the same.
    03-19-2014 11:24 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing the tip. Wish I had done this at the beginning of the year, as it would have been useful for me to battle my recent troubles with the Music and Video apps.
    03-29-2014 09:53 PM
  5. Akhena's Avatar
    Thanks for the mega tip!

    But I was thinking that those 8Gb were read-only, not physically writable.
    Can you confirm those 8Gb are indeed writable?
    05-07-2014 12:51 PM
  6. solonecro's Avatar
    Thanks for the mega tip!

    But I was thinking that those 8Gb were read-only, not physically writable.
    Can you confirm those 8Gb are indeed writable?
    Bumping the thread because I'm very interested in the answer of the question above !
    08-19-2014 07:24 PM
  7. LEEWU's Avatar
    I have a T100 with 5000GB harddisk include. I wanna move recovery to HDD with your guy. How a bout this
    10-04-2014 05:25 AM
  8. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    You have to go into Disk Management and delete the partition and then extend the C: drive partition.
    07-29-2015 06:12 PM
  9. Matthew Bauer's Avatar
    I do not advise moving the recovery partition to an SD card or to a USB drive. Think about what would happen if you lost the recovery drive and a Windows update caused a blue screen? My advice to free up space on the system is to move your documents, movies, pictures, and downloads libraries to an SD card via the change location function in each library folder's properties.
    08-02-2015 12:28 PM
  10. Laurenfm's Avatar
    Hi there,

    I will try doing this as my asus t100 only has 1.13GB free of 27.7GB and I dont have anything downloaded on it other than windows and have trouble running apps and I'm getting sick of the message 'Not enough disk space' popping up and I have run out of things to delete on disk cleanup.

    Just one question before i do this, I have a 128 GB micro SD i use for files and applications, if i do the recovery drive thing, will this delete any of my files and can I still use it as a external storage device after I do this?

    Thanks for you help,

    Lauren .
    01-09-2017 04:13 AM

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