My current plan of action is to delete large files and one of the biggest files on my computer seems to be "2007 Microsoft Office System" according to the "Programs and Features" window in the Control Panel. I try to uninstall it but it tells me it's corrupted and I cannot do anything with it. The exact message is "2007 microsoft office system setup errors this product installation has been corrupted. run setup again from the cd, dvd, or other original installation source vista windows uninstall" and the title of the popup is "Setup Errors."
I run Windows Vista with Intel Centrino Duo processors and I have 2 GB of RAM. That's what I know from a glance. I am writing this post for someone else. I have never used a forum to solve computer problems before and I hope it's a good solution.
Edit/Addendum: I do have the CD for it and am attempting things with it right now.
On my other PC, I would usually do a search and order things by file size, deleting things that I know for sure I do not need (big movies, e-books, etc.). Then, I would do a Disk Cleanup with the system tool and a defragment.
Addendum 2: Reinstalling it didn't help, so I went directly to the "Microsoft Office" folder in "Program Files" for the laptop owner and deleted it to free up 575 MB. They still wish to free up more space but we don't know what's taking up the majority of the space because I can't do the search on Vista because it's not the same as XP. They will now probably go to "Add or Remove Programs" and try to uninstall more programs.
Edited by NiteCyper, 29 March 2009 - 06:31 PM.