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Old 11-16-2005, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question free up space on C drive?

Hey, I have a problem, my computer keeps tellign me i'm running very low on disk space, and that i need to free up a lot of space on my C drive ( i have some 542 MB left), I have gone into Add and Remove, and have deleted a lot of stuff ( some that I even still use, but thought i needed to delete it to free up space), but it still says i'm low. I want to install this game (americas army) but it wont let me because it says i have no disk space left. I'm doing disk clean up, but i don't think that will be enough. I have about 20 GB in music on my computer, but I don't know where all of the other 18 GB are coming from? There are also a lot of things in my Add Remove file that say like " Windows XP HotFix - KB72281220" or something like that, and have random numbers. What are they? Do I need them? Please help!

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Old 11-16-2005, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they are probably spyware but you really need more than 500meg least page file is 1gb also try using disk cleaning wizard...go to My Computer...right click C: properties...then disk cleanup....somtimes that cleans a good bit

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do a search on your machine for *.tmp
Then clear cookies and offline files and folders.
Clear un-used local profiles.
Clear unused .exe's you may have saved.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the hotfixes are windows updates... if you get SP2 there is an option to hide those on the add/remove

clear all but your most current restore points.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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delete all your temp files to. Do a START>RUN>%TEMP% and delete all files in that folder.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Win2kpatcher
delete all your temp files to. Do a START>RUN>%TEMP% and delete all files in that folder.
Yeah you might find a couple of hundred MB of stuff in there if you havent cleaned it in ages.

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Old 11-17-2005, 08:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Also if you have stuff u can burn onto CD's , you could free up room with thyat, snaps, music etc..
Here's a nice link on cleaning up to make more space.
Dont forget to run chkdsk and defragment after deleting all this stuff, to prevent the drive from getting fragmented and slowing things down.

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