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How do I free up memory on C: drive?


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guitwiz

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Any suggestions for freeing up space on my c: drive? I've already done disk clean up. Is there a way to clean out the windows file and get rid of all the junk that isn't needed there? My drive has 13 gig, but only has 1 gig left. I'd like to keep it with at least half the memory as free space.
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you can:
-uninstall programs that you don't use
-delete files that you don't need
-archive some of the files that you don't use all the time
-back up some of your files on CD if you have a CD-RW and delete them
-move some of them to another partition
-if you have windows XP you can delete the old restore points... they can get quite big and occupy a few GB if you had the system installed for a long time ...
etc...
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Thank you for your reply. How do I remove old retore points from the system?
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Thank you for your reply. How do I remove old retore points from the system?

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Hi check out this link for system restore stuff
http://www.microsoft...n/faqsrwxp.mspx

Also after you delete stuff to free up space, make sure you defragment your HDD in safe mode. Else the drive may get fragmented and slow down the system.
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just turn system restore on and off..
start->all programs->accesories->system tools->system restore->turn off system restore ...
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Hi guitwiz...Welcome to G2G...

You may also consider running a cleanup utility to remove temporary files...you can download Cleanup Here.

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You can also run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter using:
Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools and also try wannabe1's idea and also CCleaner!
Regards RockyIV

Edited by RockyIV, 19 August 2005 - 06:25 PM.

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Better than anything else is shop around for a good used HDD to add as a slave. For maybe twenty bucks you could add up to 32gb to your system. Some older systems can't handle more than 32gb.
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