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    Regarding Computer HardDrive space.

    Okay so two times now I have reinstalled vista on my computer service pack 1 blah blah blah 64-bit

    However I just did it a hour ago and within that hour I installed the following.
    -Graphic Card [Less then 500mb]
    -WinRar
    -Safari
    -Java/ flash

    I have now dropped down to 256GB out of 298GB?
    I have already done

    powercfg /hibernation off

    however the windows folder is reading at 20.6GN and 17GB On disk
    and every other folder is reading at 3.82GB

    My question is why I am I losing the space? How do I gain it back, and how do I stop it from doing it again.


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    well if im correct are you reformatting or anything like that?
    cause if you keep installing the OS over itself like that sometimes files get stuck in the "old files" its hard to tell its been so long since i used vista (the thing i described is a 7 thing) so im not sure what it does with reinstalled files..

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    UPDATE

    so I disabled system restore which brought me to 275gb which is better then the 256GB I was at windows folder is still sitting at 20.6gb however.


    ---------- Post added at 10:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:30 PM ----------

    UPDATE

    so I disabled system restore which brought me to 275gb which is better then the 256GB I was at windows folder is still sitting at 20.6gb however.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    well if im correct are you reformatting or anything like that?
    cause if you keep installing the OS over itself like that sometimes files get stuck in the "old files" its hard to tell its been so long since i used vista (the thing i described is a 7 thing) so im not sure what it does with reinstalled files..
    Yes upon re installing the Operating system I do reformat it and format all disk drives. Which brings me to the full Compatibility of my systems harddrive but in hours its ran down. I just gained almost 20gb though.
    Last edited by Wax.; 03-26-2012 at 11:41 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wax. View Post


    I know alittle bout computers, nice try though mate.
    that would free up some space though





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    Quote Originally Posted by Swifts Bitch View Post


    that would free up some space though
    I suppose that it would lol.


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    A folder might of kept your previous windows

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    Could be the "windows.old" folder or the OS files themselves. Could be wrong though.

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    lolz I got more space on my Xbox

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    The Windows OS is close to 20GB anyways. Only way to free up that space is to not have an OS.

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    Like @Ryan said, your OS is already about 20gb, and adding all that other junk its not gonna change a whole lot. Also, your Hard drive isn't EXACT amount, it's usually off a few gb.
    I've made way to many mistakes... >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by DareoTheOreo View Post
    Like @Ryan said, your OS is already about 20gb, and adding all that other junk its not gonna change a whole lot. Also, your Hard drive isn't EXACT amount, it's usually off a few gb.
    True I disabled
    BackUp which gave me 20gb
    and everything else that I could so it bashed out most of it now I am at 272gb


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wax. View Post


    True I disabled
    BackUp which gave me 20gb
    and everything else that I could so it bashed out most of it now I am at 272gb
    Why are you so worried about having so much memory? When you have like 20gb LEFT then you should be worried...
    I've made way to many mistakes... >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by DareoTheOreo View Post
    Why are you so worried about having so much memory? When you have like 20gb LEFT then you should be worried...
    not worried more or less wondering why I was losing so much space in little time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wax. View Post


    not worried more or less wondering why I was losing so much space in little time.
    Well. did you officially find out?
    I've made way to many mistakes... >.<

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