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Posted: 12/26/2008 8:45:25 AM EST
am trying to free up some space on my computer by deleting files i dont need anymore. and when i look and see how much my c drive is taking up it says its using 25.9 gigs of space. but when i check to see how much my program file, windows file and other mic files in my program file it says its using about 15gigs of space. whats up with that? and does anyone have any advice on how to free up space my computer is a few years old
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:47:21 AM EST
You are not looking at hidden and system files.

Best to uninstall all programs not used.

Or buy a larger hard drive, they are cheap now
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:47:50 AM EST
Uninstall programs you don't use anymore. These typically fill C:\Program Files\

You can also reduce the size of your recycle bin/trash. The computer reserves a certain % of disk space for the recycle bin. I think default in Windows is 10%, but it might be 5%.

You could also buy another hard drive and simply add it.
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:50:47 AM EST
will replacing or adding another hard drive void a warranty?
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:51:41 AM EST
Use Disk Cleanup and choose more options. then check delete System Restore's. That can eat a HDD up quickly.
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:52:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By andy45247:
will replacing or adding another hard drive void a warranty?


Warranty on what? If you're asking about the warranty on your computer, you stated the company is "a few years old" which means that you're out of warranty already, anyway.
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:52:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By andy45247:
will replacing or adding another hard drive void a warranty?

It shouldnt void anything.

If it does, dont buy from them again
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:54:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/26/2008 8:56:03 AM EST by andy45247]
ok thanks for the help guys. i got a extended warranty when i bought the computer its still under warranty for about 10 months of so. only reason i asked is because am getting it worked on because the speakers cut off and on.
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:57:06 AM EST
If you're running Vista, you can delete everything in this folder

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

It's usually got a few gigs. It's hold a copy of all of your patches and windows updates. They're just copies, so no harm in deleting them.
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:57:18 AM EST
Make sure you try and delete any programs you dont use via control panel / add / remove programs then look in the other directories as mentioned. Use the disk clean up and defrag the hard drive.

If you have any more questions you can IM me here as well.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 9:05:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 9:07:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By delemorte:
1 Tera for under 100 bucks free shipping..


will that fit into a labtop?
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 9:10:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By andy45247:
Originally Posted By delemorte:
1 Tera for under 100 bucks free shipping..


will that fit into a labtop?



no.. sorry i did not ralize it was a laptop... :-( Sorry.
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