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Old 10-28-2007
Chris Noah
 

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exsesive gigs used
i bought a new computer with 143 gigs and when i set it up i was left with
118 gigs. I do alot of movie viewing and noticed that i am down to 107 gigs
of memory on my hard drive but do not download, can anyone tell me if this is
my problem and how I get back those used gigs of memory??
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Old 10-28-2007
peter
 

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Re: exsesive gigs used
1st of all you are talking about HD space not memory or RAM.
Have you done a disk clean up........right click the
drive..properties...disk cleanup
Have you cleaned out the Internet Cache??
How much space have you allocated to Restore Points that are created
daily???
Just a few of the things to check
peter
"Chris Noah" <Chrisnoah@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i bought a new computer with 143 gigs and when i set it up i was left with
> 118 gigs. I do alot of movie viewing and noticed that i am down to 107
> gigs
> of memory on my hard drive but do not download, can anyone tell me if this
> is
> my problem and how I get back those used gigs of memory??


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Old 10-28-2007
Chris Noah
 

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Re: exsesive gigs used
how do i " clean out my Internet Cache and how do i see how much space i have
allocated to restore points. thanks peter

"peter" wrote:

> 1st of all you are talking about HD space not memory or RAM.
> Have you done a disk clean up........right click the
> drive..properties...disk cleanup
> Have you cleaned out the Internet Cache??
> How much space have you allocated to Restore Points that are created
> daily???
> Just a few of the things to check
> peter
> "Chris Noah" <Chrisnoah@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news0CC9DC9-3BD2-41FE-83CC-992FDD755B12@microsoft.com...
> >i bought a new computer with 143 gigs and when i set it up i was left with
> > 118 gigs. I do alot of movie viewing and noticed that i am down to 107
> > gigs
> > of memory on my hard drive but do not download, can anyone tell me if this
> > is
> > my problem and how I get back those used gigs of memory??

>
>

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Old 10-28-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: exsesive gigs used
Hi,

The system is building its new restore points, and they will occupy 12% of
the drive, or roughly 17GB of space in addition to the 15-20GB used by the
operating system.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Chris Noah" <Chrisnoah@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news0CC9DC9-3BD2-41FE-83CC-992FDD755B12@microsoft.com...
>i bought a new computer with 143 gigs and when i set it up i was left with
> 118 gigs. I do alot of movie viewing and noticed that i am down to 107
> gigs
> of memory on my hard drive but do not download, can anyone tell me if this
> is
> my problem and how I get back those used gigs of memory??


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Old 10-29-2007
AJR
 

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Re: exsesive gigs used
Chris - good advoce so far - however regarding "... I do alot of movie
viewing and noticed that i am down to 107 gigs of memory on my hard drive
but do not download,...". Viewing multimedia "uses" a lot of HD space.

Space you address in your post - from 118 gigs to 107 gigs is not a serious
"drop" considering multinedia use

BTW - You mentioned "new" computer - does it have a recovery partition?


"Chris Noah" <Chrisnoah@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i bought a new computer with 143 gigs and when i set it up i was left with
> 118 gigs. I do alot of movie viewing and noticed that i am down to 107
> gigs
> of memory on my hard drive but do not download, can anyone tell me if this
> is
> my problem and how I get back those used gigs of memory??



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