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Old 04-25-2007, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just reinstalled Windows XP on a computer. It reconizes the full 40 GB of the harddrive but says only 6 GB are free. How are only 6 GB free on basically a brand new computer.

I chose to overwrite the existing windows and install on the same partition. Please help me out.
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you chose to overwrite the existing windows and install on the same partition, then it's not basically a brand new computer. You have all of the programs and information you had on the computer before you reinstalled windows.
Check out the c:\
Specifically in the "program files" folder.
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Did you format before you installed the new XP? If not then all the old ifo is still there. Which would accoutn for why you have only 6GB free.
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i think u didn't format dude, u may have to go thru setup again and erase it (do full erase instead of quick erase)
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wipe the hdd with powermax in my signature
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dont reinstall, use windows disk management instead
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dont reinstall, use windows disk management instead
he can't since he reinstall windows on a partition already containing windows
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