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#1 111

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:32 PM

I have an older hp laptop with 40 gb hd. Not many programs at all but only have 1-1.5 space left.what can I do to free space other than disk defrag & cleanup? Thanks

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

disable hibernation, shrink your recycle bin, shrink or disable system restore, shrink temp. internet files, dump old mail if using a local mail client.

 

Also install CCleaner to remove kruft and fix registry issues. Much better than Windows disc cleanup.


After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box...


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

From a command prompt

 

DEL *.log /s

DEL *.TMP /s

DEL C:\Windows\$*.*

 

The first line will delete all log files.  The second will deleted temporary files.  These will clean up a little space, but not a whole lot

 

The third line will delete the uninstalls for service packs and updates.  This will probably give you quite a bit of space back

 

 

Honestly your best bet it to replace the drive with a larger drive.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

Ahh yes... forgot about the update uninstallers. CCleaner can remove them too, BTW


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

So I've cleaned up like advised.should 7 ultimate take up that much space?Thx

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:01 PM

MS says win7 64-bit takes a minimum of 20GB. If you install XP mode also, it takes an additional 15GB

 

I'm setting up a win7 pro machine right now. Fully updated, 5GB recycle bin, no hibernation, 8GB paging file, and office 2013. current used space= 34.6GB

 

Like RKilroy said, best fix is a bigger drive. Running a drive at near capacity is slow, and hard on the drive due to excessive fragmentation.


After the game, the King and the Pawn go into the same box...





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