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XP Pro using TOOOO much space

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pauljwest, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. pauljwest

    pauljwest Thread Starter

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    HI all,
    Any ideas on removing ALL unneeded files from my XP PRO installation. I bought XP Pro for my laptop, but i probably should have bought XP Home. My C: drive is partioned at 3 GIG. its a laptop and i dont mind gettting rid of ALL CAB files also, when i travel, ill carry the CD.

    THanks,
    Paul
     
  2. Squashman

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    Why not just spend a couple of bucks and buy a bigger hard drive for your laptop. An XP install usually takes up a little over 1gb of space. But if you are installing Office as well there goes another GB. I would buy a bigger hard drive for your laptop.
     
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    Hello Paul, how big is the drive in total and just say the size of the partitions you have now.

    To start with run Disk Cleanup and remove all System Restore points except the last one.

    Then delete all C:\Windows\$NTUninstaller$ files , and AFTER deleting them remove their entries from Add-Remove programs.

    If you can move the My Documents folder and your Email folder to another drive partition this might help too.

    Run CCLeaner to remove any junk files which may have accumulated on your system.

    Then if you bookmark this link you can pick away at it at your leisure.

    Slimming Down XP ... But Safely!
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    You can try constantly doing cleanups. But the situation remains that you have too small of a partition for XP.
     
  5. RAM-PAGE

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    And yet Microsoft continues to publish, "1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*" for XP home.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    That is just how much space XP takes. Not how much space you should have on your hard drive for everything else !!!
     
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    I know, but a lot of people take it as written. I generally install all programming along with the operating system on drive C: (never multi-boot, btw) but I believe that some folks install the OS only on a small drive C: partition and then install their other programs to a drive D: partition.

    I have never tried it and never seen it done. Do you know if this is common practice?

    Currently I have a 10240Mb drive C: with 44%free-space and programs to add as I come to use them again.
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Where WHAT is written. Can you please provide the documentation to help clarify exactly what you are referring to.

    Also, for example, if a program mentions that it needs so much disk space, I am not assuming people are that stupid to think that it is all the disk space they need. Give a little more credit here.
     
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  10. Bob Cerelli

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    Again, this is only the requirements for XP. Not what else you might want to install.

    Could give people a little more credit.
     
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