lost some free space after fresh install of windows xp

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i did a fresh reinstall of windows xp home as my computer had a copy of windows xp with a volume product key as it belonged to a school. i was told to install a fresh copy of windows as all stickers had been removed from the machine and it didnt come with any cds of any kind. plus it just said owner and i wanted to put in my name as owner plus a tech told me now it will have the proper codes if i ever need to have anything fixed. before i reinstalled windows on my c drive i had 83% free space after reinstall and putting back everything i had like ie7, updates, my antivirus and antispyware etc, i only have 77% free space. what happened to the other 6%? the c drive total compacity is 37.24 gb and ive got 28.93gb free space or 77% free. i thought when you do a fresh clean install its supposed to put it back to like new settings. im curious as to how 6% just disappeared into thin air. if anyone can solve this puzzle for me ill be glad to hear any suggestions.:confused:
 

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mystery solved. it seem like when i had the original windows xp in the computer it hardly had any updates in it. when i reinstalled windows it had 66+ critical updates that needed installed. plus i took one of my programs out for my printer that dealt with faxing that i dont use as i dont have dialup anymore. i also set my system restore back to the most recent point so now i have 79% free space. i think only losing 4% free space isnt a big deal now.
 
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