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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LUIS39, Feb 15, 2012.

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  1. LUIS39

    LUIS39 Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to recapture more free space on the C drive? There is only 9% free right now and the PC is not running as fast as it should.

    All the unnecessary programs have been removed as have all the unneeded graphics and files from my desktop and emptied the Recycle Bin.

    Thanks again!

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 959 Mb
    Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 33584 MB, Free - 3159 MB; D: Total - 4561 MB, Free - 353 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Kelut
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  2. Squashman

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    Did you run disk clean up?
    You could also get rid of some restore points.
     
  3. C141

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    You could also gain a bit more if you disable/shut down File Indexing.
     
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    Right-click RECYCLE BIN, then click Properties.

    Move the slider from its default value of 10% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - System Restore.

    Move the slider from its default value of 12% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    Restart the computer.

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  6. LUIS39

    LUIS39 Thread Starter

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    Right on, Man! Free space went from 9% to 14%

    Thanks!
     
  7. LUIS39

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    Thanks-Flavallee did a good job too.
     
  8. LUIS39

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    Thanks-Flavallee also helped
     
  9. throoper

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    If you need to clear a large chunk of space quickly, you can delete the C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB******$ folders if the update has been installed for a while and you're sure you won't need to uninstall it.
    Also the $NtServicePackUninstall$, again if you know you won't be uninstalling the Service Pack.
     
  10. flavallee

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    You're welcome. :)

    And I concur with post #9. (y)

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