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XP:I don't know how much disk space I have left


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ira_gaines

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Hi there,

Earlier I installed windows updates (from the website) which included Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929). During installation (which took a long time) there was a lot of talk about making inventories, backing upfiles and making copies of files. After it'd finished and restarted my computer I found that there was about 2 GB less than a couple of days ago (and I haven't downloaded anything major since then). I decided to restore my computer to the point just before I installed the files. When that had finished the new files were gone but I still had the same amount of space left.

Does it ever happen that sometimes the actual amount of disk space takes some time to register after major downloads/deletions?


Many thanks.
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Try to free some disk space by going to Start>Run and type (cleanmgr) click OK and it will erase temp files, folders and other junk.
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Try to free some disk space by going to Start>Run and type (cleanmgr) click OK and it will erase temp files, folders and other junk.


Well I seem to have solved the problem. I'm back to the amount of memory I should have (and then some). However I'd still like some feeback on a few things.

I followed the advice above and the cleaning up folder indicated that I didn't have very much erasable material under the various catergories. When I did it though it freed up over a GiG.

Then in addition I deleted all the restore points except the most recent and it freed up almost another GiG. I don't understand. I was doing that all day yesterday and it didn't free up anything. Remember I had the same amount of disk space before I did all this as I had yesterday.

I'd also like to ask if I try to download Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929) again am I going to get the same problem. Will it inevitably take up an extra Gig and a half of disk space. Why doesn't it just replace the old security updates?


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Deleting the restore points will only tempoarily give you your space back. as restore points are set, they will start taking up space again.
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