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Shrinking Hard Drive Free Space


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#1 333nnn

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:19 PM

The free space on my hard drive keeps shirinking. The total size on my C drive is 15 Gigs. The free space is now down to 3 Gigs. At one time it was maybe 8 Gigs. What should the free space be for the average user who uses his computer for just basic stuff? Where should I look for unncessary files or programs or whatever that is taking up space? Thanks. My understanding of computers is very rudimentary.

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#2 mme

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:10 PM

why dont you try this

download and run cleanup
it will clean crap off your computer

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?optio...&Itemid=223

next you can gain space by adjusting system restore
press Windows Key and Pause/Break Key
system properties will open
click system restore tab
there should be no check in system restore check box(turn off system restore)
move slide back to 3%
click ok

next defragment your harddrive
start/run/ dfrg.msc //click ok
click on defragment

if your not needing any programs in add/remove you can uninstall them with windows clean up utility... download it from here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

click on the program you want to remove
that should gain you more space




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