Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:32 AM
Having a large hard drive like that prompts Windows to use a larger percentage of your hard drive for functions it doesn't not necessarily need.
Here are two methods that should get you about 5 gigs:
Quickest way is a System Restore refresh. This is where you turn off System Restore so it deletes all the saved archives, and then turn it back on. I've gotten a quick gig from this procedure on other clients' PCs.
1.) Right-click on My Computer. Click Properties.
2.) Click System Restore tab.
3.) Check Turn off System Restore on all drives. Click Apply and wait a moment.
4.) Uncheck Turn off System Restore. Click Apply, Ok and check your free space.
If that's not enough, see if there is a file in your root of C: called hiberfil.sys. That file is often unneeded and is pretty large. Its what allows Hibernation to work, often not necessary or used on a desktop computer. To turn it off:
1.) Right-click on the Desktop. Click Properties.
2.) Click Screen Saver Tab and click Power button.
3.) Click Hibernate tab and uncheck it to turn it off. After clicking ok, the file will be deleted.
If that's not enough, message me for more options.