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#1 MayGemm

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:25 PM

Just wanted to say hello, I do not know very much about computers but am trying to learn.  I am currently working on my old computer which has Windows 7, I was having a problem with windows, that when I tried to log on it said that it was trying to do a system repair and then shut down.  so I did a reinstall and ended up with two Window 7 programs.  I was able to delete one, however now it is saying that the recovery disc is almost full.  I have done a defrag, and that did not clear any space and wondered if there was anything I could do to clear space for if there was any other option for me.  Thank you for advice that you can give me 
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

Just wanted to say hello, I do not know very much about computers but am trying to learn.  I am currently working on my old computer which has Windows 7, I was having a problem with windows, that when I tried to log on it said that it was trying to do a system repair and then shut down.  so I did a reinstall and ended up with two Window 7 programs.  I was able to delete one, however now it is saying that the recovery disc is almost full.  I have done a defrag, and that did not clear any space and wondered if there was anything I could do to clear space for if there was any other option for me.  Thank you for advice that you can give me 
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Sounds like you have installed the System twice and thats not an issue to fix.

And the Recovery disc being full sounds like you have a Second Partition which would be for Recovery purpose`s when needed to return to original state when purchased system originally , and being small in size 15-20 gig may have become larger or full by mistake for whatever reason.

 

To further investigate prior to you doing anything Download Speccy and post snapshot results.

This will save sometime until someone can assist you.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:04 PM

Not here.

MayGemm should start a new topic in the applicable Windows Operating Systems forum for their system. This forum is only for those who are introducing themselves.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:20 PM

My Apologies if i made an error in reply posting , but this post was under Windows 7 that i searched through.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:24 PM

No need to apologize. I didn't realize that another Mod already moved the topic from Introductions to the appropriate OS forum.

MayGemm, you can follow Havachat's instructions provided above.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:05 PM

I do apologize for the confusion when I posted to the wrong area. I am having a problem downloading the link and I think it may be because I do not have space to download anything at this time. I understand that you feel a snapshot of what I actually have would help so I am still working to get that. I just did not want you to think that I was ignoring you. Julie

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:00 AM

The link should work ok and just click the dload button there , the file is only 5 mb.

If you feel you have run out of storage space , ensure to empty the recycle bin , and run disk cleanup option.

Operating system Win 7 ,  Click on Explorer and then Right Click C/Drive , and select Properties.

Then Click Disc Cleanup Option and see if you gain space after performing that.

You can also run More Options tab to remove some restore Points and gain even more space.

 

My C:\ Drive Properties show as below:

 

 

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