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Question about disk space
I just got window vista with my new laptop. However, I found out that I'm
using way more disk space than the software says it would.
I've installed a 2GB software on my window xp and it's fine, but when I
install it on my vista, 4.2 GB of space is used instead. I tried uninstalling
the software, but it only gave me 1.4GB of space left. When I install it
again, I lost another 4.2 GB, so it adds up to about 7GB for a 2GB program.
Is window doing something that I don't know about? If so, how can I free up
some space?
Would much appreciate if I can get any help, since I am absolutely clueless
right now. Thanks
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RE: Question about disk space
You could reduce the amount of space allocated to System Restore. Have a look
here
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm
or here
http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/arc...ows-vista.aspx


"mikelam" wrote:

> I just got window vista with my new laptop. However, I found out that I'm
> using way more disk space than the software says it would.
> I've installed a 2GB software on my window xp and it's fine, but when I
> install it on my vista, 4.2 GB of space is used instead. I tried uninstalling
> the software, but it only gave me 1.4GB of space left. When I install it
> again, I lost another 4.2 GB, so it adds up to about 7GB for a 2GB program.
> Is window doing something that I don't know about? If so, how can I free up
> some space?
> Would much appreciate if I can get any help, since I am absolutely clueless
> right now. Thanks

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