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December 9, 2011 4:40:14 PM

Hello,

My HP Mini Netbook 16 GB has Roxio backOnTrack (4.7GB) and Anti-Virus Software, nothing else.

However, I am left with only 800MB free space. Previously I downloaded Queen Wembley video 4GB and deleted it. However, I saw that file after deleting. Perhaps, it's hidden in either Local Hard Drive C: or Local Disk C: .

I used search tool but I was not able to locate that file.

I need to relief my congested hard drive
December 9, 2011 8:00:23 PM

Thanks.

Results for C: is as follows :

Roxio Back On Track 5.0GB
<Files> 2.7GB
Windows 2.2GB
Docs and Settings 1.1GB
Program Files 1013.8MB
I386 498MB
SWSetup 258MB
Recycler 83.2 MB


Under <Files> , pagefile.sys takes up 1.5GB .

Under Windows, it has Software Distribution folder which chewed up 858.8MB space. Can I delete that folder?

Under Docs and Settings, it has Application Data 679.9MB . I thought all applications will be stored under Program file . Can I erase that folder?

I am still at dead end with 805MB left on this HP mini Netbook of 16GB. Any more bright ideas?
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December 12, 2011 11:20:42 AM

If you have hibernation turned on but don't use it, you can delete hiberfile.sys which is generally large. You need to turn off hibernation to accomplish this.

1. Open the Windows Control Panel
2. Double-click Power Options
3. Click the Hibernate tab, de-select the 'Enable hibernate support' check box, and then click Apply.
4. Restart your computer and hiberfil.sys should be automatically deleted (this is not always the case - simply delete it if Windows didn't do it for you).
5. If you change your mind in the future and would like to use hibernation, go back to the Hibernate tab as described in the first three steps and check the box 'enable hibernation'.

I'm not sure about the software distributuion folder. This is normally updated by windows automatic updates. Deleting it may cause problems.

The applications data folder is used by programs to sometimes store game saves and other program settings/preferences.

I'd try running disk cleanup. On the "more options" tab, under the system restore category you can remove all but the last restore point. You can try that as well as cleaning up items on the first tab.


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December 12, 2011 9:08:32 PM

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December 12, 2011 9:13:12 PM

Hi Hawkeye22,

Thanks for advice . My HP Mini Netbook space jumped from 802MB to 1.82GB after I deleted hibernation file.

I have 2 Roxio restoration dates (Roxio restoration occupies 5GB). As per your suggestion, I will have to delete one of the date.

There is one more file pagefile.sys 1.5GB -> Can I delete that as well?

Thanks again.

Regards,
Swee
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December 13, 2011 11:23:14 AM

Windows will use the page file (pagefile.sys) for virtual memory so I'd leave that alone.
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December 13, 2011 4:21:53 PM

Alright, I will leave pagefile.sys alone.

Thanks again for your helpful advices.

Have a wonderful holiday & Happy New Year !

Regards,
Swee
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November 18, 2013 7:37:31 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
Try windirstat. It can show large files and folders.

http://windirstat.info/


Hi Hawkeye,

I need a wise advice from you.

I bought 2 new laptops for personal use (not for games) and need advise which one has better performance. Both laptops are Toshiba brands . I need just 1 laptop and not sure which one is better. Below are the specs. .

Laptop -> Toshiba C55D-A5381
AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 Accelerated Processor 1.4GHz
Windows 8
4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
AMD® Integrated Graphics
500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
No Bluetooth (No Antenna)
Standard US keyboard with 10-key pad (Black)
Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)
1-USB (3.0) port
2-USB (2.0) ports


Laptop -> Toshiba C55-A5300
Intel® Celeron® Processor 1037U 1.8hz
Windows 8
4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
Intel® Integrated Graphics
500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
No Bluetooth (No Antenna)
Standard US keyboard with 10-key pad (Black)
Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)
3-USB (2.0)

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
;) 





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November 18, 2013 7:43:25 PM



Hi Hawkeye,

I need a wise advice from you.

I bought 2 new laptops for personal use (not for games) and need advise which one has better performance. Both laptops are Toshiba brands . I need just 1 laptop and not sure which one is better. Below are the specs. .

Laptop -> Toshiba C55D-A5381
AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 Accelerated Processor 1.4GHz
Windows 8
4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
AMD® Integrated Graphics
500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
No Bluetooth (No Antenna)
Standard US keyboard with 10-key pad (Black)
Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)
1-USB (3.0) port
2-USB (2.0) ports


Laptop -> Toshiba C55-A5300
Intel® Celeron® Processor 1037U 1.8hz
Windows 8
4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
Intel® Integrated Graphics
500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
No Bluetooth (No Antenna)
Standard US keyboard with 10-key pad (Black)
Touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-Cell)
3-USB (2.0)

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
;) 





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