Backup failed: lack of space on recovery drive D

I want to remove old programs from the programs and features for backups will not fail. The problem is that I don't want to remove a program, I need. I looked at the size but some of the programs do not have the size, some do not have the 'last used date', some have not either information on the programme. What does that mean? How am I suppose to know which are ok to uninstall?

(The recovery disk D is exactly that, you are not intended to access except one) you are recovering your system to factory specifications or b) you go to burn the recovery cd set. How take you is a feature provided by the manufacturer of your PC, this is not a feature of Ms.

For example, choose another location for your backup disk, external

The Add/Remove dialoge cannot be invoked for info, other than whats installed

PS If you do not have the recovery disks, do it NOW

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