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How To Clear My Ram And Disk Space


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#1 bigal0889

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:03 PM

Hi. I tried downloading the aol inst. messenger, and I wouldn't let me. It says I need a "minimum of 128 MB RAM memory and 20 MB of disk space". How can I view and clear some stuff from my ram and disk space? Can anyone help please? email or reply. thanks.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:27 PM

You need to stop programs running in the background. How many meg of RAM are you running and what processor.
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:10 PM

You could boot in to safe mode and defrag your page file and hard drive and uninstall all the apps you don't use. It sounds as if you'll need to do some upgrading too.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 07:57 AM

How much HD capacity u have/ free space? You can uninstall programs u dont need, run a disk cleanup, empty the recycle bin, remove temp files, older restore points and free up space, after that run the defragmenter, else the drive may get fragmented. Here's a link
http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2007p162id97442.htm

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 08:25 AM

If the program says that you don't have enough RAM - then you probably don't have enough RAM. You'll have to add RAM in order to make it work. While 128 is the minimum (from your example) - it may be beneficial to add more than the required amount to achieve acceptable performance. Check the System applet in Control Panel to see how much RAM you do have installed.

If it says you don't have enough free disk space, then you'll have to clear enough off of your system to allow it to install (or get another hard drive). You can right click on your drive (in Windows Explorer or My Computer) and select "Properties" to see how much free space is left on the drive. Generally, I recommend that you have at least 15% free space on your drive to prevent corruption and out-of-space errors (Windows will use the empty space for temporary files that it needs when running programs.)

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