I would like to eliminate my overfull HD as the problem,
Agree as per above by hamluis -
You need to be ruthless and open Control Panel > Add/Remove and remove more programs that are not used often or required
What you are looking for is RAM space
, and these are installed or saved programs that you have added. Windows operating system will also take a certain amount of space that generally cannot be removed, or reduced (open Defrag
to see how much free RAM
The Norton Antivirus usually takes more space than, say, Microsoft Security Essentials free (mine shows 16MB for MSE
Also Norton often adds its own Firewall that you can replace with Windows firewall -
With only 1G of RAM
, you do need to only keep what is used on a regular basis and remove All others
then start fresh -
Do you have any Saved Documents with / Pictures / Music / Photos or Videos
that can be saved on CDs and not left on your computer ??
This also includes cleaning your Email in box (how many old saved ones in there), and do you use F/book games on a regular basis ??
Also remove all Toolbars that are showing - Spybars and mostly useless -
Other option = Add more RAM -
Edited by noknojon, 19 April 2012 - 07:44 PM.