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Running out of free space on Dell Laptop

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I have a Vostro 1500 laptop and i seem to be running out of space. It came with a 107gb hd and i only have 36.5gb free. I have around 40gb of media stored on the computer so I would assume with all other windows files and things, i'd have around atleast 60+ gb of free space instead of just 36.5gb. I looked around at folders under c-drive and nothing adds up to as much space as it shows that I am using.

I have backed up my computer before (when I did re-install of Vista) but I just deleted that folder (Windows.old) and i got around 10gb of space back but that is nothing compared to the amount of space I should have. Is there a way to see what is taking up the space and to try and free some up? It is really akward i would run out of space so quick when I know what I put on my laptop and there is no way I have put 70gb of things on here.
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Vista takes an obscene amount of hard drive space - about 12Gb depending on which flavour of Windows Vista you have.

So starting from 107Gb:

40Gb for data plus 12Gb of Vista = 52Gb.

107Gb - 52Gb = 55Gb free, or should be.

Bear in mind programs and other data as well, do take up a lot of room and a few bigger programs means its easier these days to fill up 20Gb without really thinking about it.
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