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Anonymous
November 12, 2004 4:51:02 AM

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Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that XP is
taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or no other
programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any useless
windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of space. I
have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something soon. I
have XP with SP2 running.
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 12:56:19 PM

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Hi

If you don't use Hibernate, that can be disabled to free up disk space equal
to the amount of RAM your system has:

Control Panel>Power Options - click on the Hibernate tab and disable it.
The disk space will be released immediately.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AF23F6EE-3B34-4D47-92DB-03479A2979C6@microsoft.com...
> Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that XP is
> taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or no
> other
> programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any useless
> windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of space. I
> have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something soon. I
> have XP with SP2 running.
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 12:56:20 PM

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Hi,

Thanks, that will save 1gb but I do like that feature. I was hoping there
was some hidden stuff that XP is hanging on to for no reason that I could
remove also.

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> If you don't use Hibernate, that can be disabled to free up disk space equal
> to the amount of RAM your system has:
>
> Control Panel>Power Options - click on the Hibernate tab and disable it.
> The disk space will be released immediately.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AF23F6EE-3B34-4D47-92DB-03479A2979C6@microsoft.com...
> > Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that XP is
> > taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or no
> > other
> > programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any useless
> > windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of space. I
> > have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something soon. I
> > have XP with SP2 running.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
November 12, 2004 1:11:50 PM

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Ross

You need to get a larger drive.. expecting XP to sit happily on a drive that
was only really suitable for an older and much less capable operating system
is essentially stupidity..

Mike Hall

"RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AF23F6EE-3B34-4D47-92DB-03479A2979C6@microsoft.com...
> Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that XP is
> taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or no
> other
> programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any useless
> windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of space. I
> have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something soon. I
> have XP with SP2 running.
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 1:24:24 PM

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Hi

Hiberate is most usefully used on a laptop. I've never used it on any of my
PCs. 3 GBs would be about right for an XP install if Hibernate is enabled.

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4F2A5A66-0CFB-4432-9744-3279675C6639@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Thanks, that will save 1gb but I do like that feature. I was hoping there
> was some hidden stuff that XP is hanging on to for no reason that I could
> remove also.
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> If you don't use Hibernate, that can be disabled to free up disk space
>> equal
>> to the amount of RAM your system has:
>>
>> Control Panel>Power Options - click on the Hibernate tab and disable it.
>> The disk space will be released immediately.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AF23F6EE-3B34-4D47-92DB-03479A2979C6@microsoft.com...
>> > Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that XP
>> > is
>> > taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or no
>> > other
>> > programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any
>> > useless
>> > windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of
>> > space. I
>> > have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something soon.
>> > I
>> > have XP with SP2 running.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 1:24:25 PM

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Well its the first thing to go tonight whne I get home. followed by the
recovery console. 3+gb seems far too much for xp to need. i would have though
1gb too much!

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Hiberate is most usefully used on a laptop. I've never used it on any of my
> PCs. 3 GBs would be about right for an XP install if Hibernate is enabled.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4F2A5A66-0CFB-4432-9744-3279675C6639@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks, that will save 1gb but I do like that feature. I was hoping there
> > was some hidden stuff that XP is hanging on to for no reason that I could
> > remove also.
> >
> > "Will Denny" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> If you don't use Hibernate, that can be disabled to free up disk space
> >> equal
> >> to the amount of RAM your system has:
> >>
> >> Control Panel>Power Options - click on the Hibernate tab and disable it.
> >> The disk space will be released immediately.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>
> >>
> >> "RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:AF23F6EE-3B34-4D47-92DB-03479A2979C6@microsoft.com...
> >> > Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that XP
> >> > is
> >> > taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or no
> >> > other
> >> > programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any
> >> > useless
> >> > windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of
> >> > space. I
> >> > have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something soon.
> >> > I
> >> > have XP with SP2 running.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 1:41:50 PM

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Hi

A 'normal' install of XP takes up about 1.5 GBs + the hibernate file + the
pagefile.sys file. You may be able to reduce the latter a little bit, but
perhaps by not very much. Have a look at the following article by Alex
Nichol:

"Virtual Memory in Windows XP"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BE3ADEB1-4D91-4B31-BE4E-F67595AD2C90@microsoft.com...
> Well its the first thing to go tonight whne I get home. followed by the
> recovery console. 3+gb seems far too much for xp to need. i would have
> though
> 1gb too much!
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Hiberate is most usefully used on a laptop. I've never used it on any of
>> my
>> PCs. 3 GBs would be about right for an XP install if Hibernate is
>> enabled.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4F2A5A66-0CFB-4432-9744-3279675C6639@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Thanks, that will save 1gb but I do like that feature. I was hoping
>> > there
>> > was some hidden stuff that XP is hanging on to for no reason that I
>> > could
>> > remove also.
>> >
>> > "Will Denny" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi
>> >>
>> >> If you don't use Hibernate, that can be disabled to free up disk space
>> >> equal
>> >> to the amount of RAM your system has:
>> >>
>> >> Control Panel>Power Options - click on the Hibernate tab and disable
>> >> it.
>> >> The disk space will be released immediately.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Will Denny
>> >> MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >> Please reply to the News Groups
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "RossB" <RossB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:AF23F6EE-3B34-4D47-92DB-03479A2979C6@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of disk space that
>> >> > XP
>> >> > is
>> >> > taking up on my c: drive? It is running at over 3gb I have little or
>> >> > no
>> >> > other
>> >> > programs installed on that drive and am wondering if there are any
>> >> > useless
>> >> > windows files hiding somewhere taking up rather a large amount of
>> >> > space. I
>> >> > have now run out of space on that drive so I need to do something
>> >> > soon.
>> >> > I
>> >> > have XP with SP2 running.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
!