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New Laptop Windows 7 & OEM Software states 70gb used?

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July 15, 2012 9:53:21 PM

Hello,

I have just been looking through my new laptop, nothing groundbreaking just a bog standard MSI CR640 i5 2410M 500GB.

Well coming from an old xp I never had this before but the original setup says it is taking up approx 70gbs of the partitioned c drive, theres a 13.7 gb recovery partition a small 100mb system and a dat (d).

This cant be right can it 70gb?????
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a c 531 G Storage
July 15, 2012 10:37:01 PM

Windows 7 takes up 20GB. The rest is probably pre-installed software.

Go to Control Panel. Click on the "Uninstall a program" link. You will see a list of all programs installed on the laptop.
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a b D Laptop
a c 246 $ Windows 7
a c 95 G Storage
July 15, 2012 10:43:54 PM

Depending on what is installed, 70GB could be right. Look for apps like MS Office, etc.
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