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Old 11-16-2005, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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they are probably spyware but you really need more than 500meg free....like..at least 2gb....my 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, 02:30 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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delete all your temp files to. Do a START>RUN>%TEMP% and delete all files in that folder.
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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, 09:05 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.
http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2007p162id97442.htm
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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