Some friends of mine recently talked me into getting Steam so I can do some computer gaming. I was very leery at first because I am running an older machine/system and worried it wouldn't be able to handle anything. However, my husband routinely plays World of Warcraft III and Starcraft with little issues at all. So I figured I'd give it a try.
I tried a game one friend of mine recommended on the free section and it said I didn't have sufficient free disk space. It needed roughly 15000 MB and I only had around 11500 MB. So I figured, being this was a second hand computer I had been working on cleaning up anyway, might as well do some more sweeping. I deleted several programs I won't use, did a disk clean up and then ran defrag. Viola, the game has more than enough space. However, I don't have enough space for a smaller game. I need roughly 9000 MB, but only have like 6400 MB.
This seems odd to me because I've checked my computer's disk space and it says I have about 6.17 GB of free space out of a total of 37.2 GB.
I've got a Dell Dimension 2400 with Intel Celeron 2.20 GHz and 1.00 GB of RAM. Currently running XP Professional 2002 with service pack 3.
Why am I getting this limited free space message, when it would seem I have plenty? I'm pretty good with computers, but I guess not that good. Any tips/advice would be helpful.