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Windows xp size

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Anonymous
January 25, 2010 12:25:57 AM

My windows XP folder is 119 GB, 39759 files with 2176 folders. How can I reduce the huge space taken up on my HD?

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January 26, 2010 12:38:48 AM

Mine's 16.3 GB, 253,133 files, and 48,653 folders
- - Have you been storing DVD movie files in your Windows folder? Any other large files?
-- Have you run a full scan with your anti-virus program recently?
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January 26, 2010 9:52:19 AM

It is likely system restore points using much of the space.
If you know that your system is in good shape.

Turn system restore off and reboot.
Then turn it on again.
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January 27, 2010 12:34:56 AM

It sounds like you installed a lot of programs onto your C:\ drive including games. All your game saves are also saved to the C:\ drive (C:\Documents and Settings\[your profile name]).

It seems you need to do a lot of cleaning or re-install Win XP and install your games onto a separate hard drive.

Example:

- My Win XP takes up 6GB on my C:\ drive, leaving about 16GB of free space.

- I install all my games on the D:\ drive which is the same physical hard drive as the C:\ drive, I just created a logical partition for organizational purposes.

- The page file (2GB - 4GB) is saved on a separate physical hard drive. I'll just call it the E:\ drive. I have 4 physical hard drives in my PC.
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