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Used Space on reformatted Hard Drive

Last response: in Windows 7
November 15, 2010 10:49:32 PM


I recently reformatted a hard drive. When I view the disk properties, I notice 99MB used space, 297GB Free Space on a 320GB hard drive.

Is that usual?

From what I have read so far, there will always be some amount of Used Space. What I want is to be sure that nothing other than what is necessary resides on the disk (as though it just came off the shelf).

Are there steps beyond reformatting and maybe reinstalling the operating system that I should take to do this? There was never any confidential or questionable content on the disk and I am not preparing it to be transferred to another user; while Nuke and Boot could be deployed, I am not sure I need to go to that length.

Your thoughts?

a b $ Windows 7
November 15, 2010 11:41:33 PM

yes it normal in win7 why?
100MB for drive Z: (reserve system ) u cannot see in windows, it can see in Windows management disk