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#1 CrashAriMP5N2O

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:34 PM

I have a Windows XP Home Dell Laptop, Inspiron E1405.

A while back I had about 7.9 GB free space left in the C drive. I have not installed any new programs lately and the only thing that changes are various updates from Windows and McAfee Anti-Virus from time to time.

Now I found out that I have only 5.85 GB free space left. I don't think those updates can take up such a large amount of space and there must be something else occupies such volume.

My system is clean as far as I'm concerned and Malwarebytes/Spyware Doctor have not found anything out of the ordinary. Any ideas what that could be?
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:55 PM

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/windirstat_portable

Super easy software to use. download it, install it. And run it. It will show you.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:28 PM

System restore...indexing...Windows updates and virus definitions/updates...and such.

In 1996, when I first bought a computer...a 2GB variation in hard drive space would have been a tragedy...in today's era, it isn't.

How large is this partition?

Tip: You can turn off hibernation and gain some hard drive space that may be needed.

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I second the suggestion to use WinDirstat.

Edited by hamluis, 21 July 2011 - 05:29 PM.


#4 Allan

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:35 PM

It's system restore. Go to disc cleanup and delete all but the most recent restore point.




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