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#1 PropagandaPanda

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:26 PM

Hello.

What is the "safe" amount of space to have left on your operating hard drive for an XP machine?

I think it is calculated by percentage of total disk space rather than an actual size?

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:32 PM

I believe that 25% would be the minumum...XP needs a little space for swapping during operation in order to run smoothly.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:51 PM

Thanks Douglas.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:15 PM

As I remember, moreover, you need approximately 15 percent free to run defragmentation.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:21 PM

Hello.

As I remember, moreover, you need approximately 15 percent free to run defragmentation.

Yup I think it was 15%. I remember though that you can still run defrag with less, but it would be slower since it has less room to work with.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:59 PM

15% is an estimate, based on average users. If you have a lot of large files, then more is necessary in order to prevent slowdowns. This applies to both defragmenting and things like copying operations.

It's possible to fill a hard drive so full that you cannot delete things from it (and it's a real pain to fix!)! Not a fun scenario! :thumbsup:
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