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Purpose of disks

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#1 bjclark


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

I have an HP laptop Pavilion and when I click on "computer" in the start menu, I see four disks listed.  They are Local Disk ©, Recovery (D), HP TOOLS (E), and Local disk (Q).  I understand Local Disk ©, but what are the others for? Thanks


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

Recovery (D) = HP Recovery Partition - What is Recovery Disc/Recovery Partition

HP TOOLS (E) = HP System Diagnostics parition used to run diagnostics in case of hardware failure.

Local Disk (Q) - see this HP topic discussion

If you have Microsoft Office 2010, that is what is creating the Q Drive. It uses the Application Virtualization (App-V) technology that requires the creation of a Virtual Drive. By default the drive letter for this virtual drive is Q:. in some systems it may use the letter R instead of Q.

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