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How to free up disk space

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by padams3_98, Mar 3, 2007.

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  1. padams3_98

    padams3_98 Thread Starter

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    Hello and help
    I am attempting to install some new software and am getting the notice that I do not have enough disk space required for the installation. My C drive shows 31G available 597 MB required for this software 1340 MB.
    Can someone tell me how to free up disk space? Do I need to delete word documents? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Run Disk Cleanup (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Check the boxes for items you want to cleanup. Also click the More Otions tab and remove old System Restore points and applications you don't use.

    If you use Internet Explorer open Tools > Internet Options, and on the General tab clear History and Delete Cookies (caution: this will delete website logon passwords too, so make sure you know them).

    If you have installed several Microsoft updates and don't plan to uninstall them, you can safely delete all C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders.

    Delete all files and folders within C:\Temp, C:\Windows\Temp, C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Temp (some may refuse to delete).

    Disable Hibernation and delete C:\hiberfil.sys.
     
  3. ferrija1

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    You can remove unused files, programs, and run CCleaner.
     
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