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i have a ibm think pad r40,factory preloaded with xp pro brougth it years ago second hand,its a second machine now,
problem: c drive is full ? i have done a back to factory install no disk but still says c drive full 225mb free
how do i recover the memory.

any help would be thankful
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It's not memory - it's called hard disk space. Memory is an entirely different hardware component which stores Windows & running programs temporarily while you are using them, whereas disk space is where you permanently install Windows & programs and write your own files.

To increase free space you will have to uninstall applications you don't use. If you have already done that but still don't have enough free space, you will have to replace the drive with one that has a larger capacity.

You don't say which version of Windows, but if it's XP or later you could disable "System Restore". This will make more free space avialable by removing all the 'restore points' which can often take up several gigabytes. However, just be sure that you won't mind not having SR to fall back when Windows gets messed up.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 03 August 2010 - 04:37 AM.

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What is the size of the hard drive? Start....My computer...right click C drive....choose properties....give us the info on size and free space.
Lets do some cleaning.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
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