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June 10, 2005 7:47:04 AM

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I have an old PC that is desperately short of disk space. It has a 4gb disk
that has been partitioned to a 3gb system volume and a 1gb D: drive. XP has
been loaded, with Service Pack 2 downloaded on top of that and I'm
continually getting low disk space messages (to which you're probably saying
- I'm not surprised). Does anyone have any ideas and/or tips to get XP down
to it's smallest possible size. This is a home PC so doesn't need to connect
to a network or anything fancy so any ideas on what optional components I may
be able to remove would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 12:30:12 PM

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In news:42A5E218-DD8C-494E-B0D3-27ACE63D68C3@microsoft.com,
Kim <Kim@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I have an old PC that is desperately short of disk space. It
> has a
> 4gb disk that has been partitioned to a 3gb system volume and a
> 1gb
> D: drive. XP has been loaded, with Service Pack 2 downloaded
> on top
> of that and I'm continually getting low disk space messages (to
> which
> you're probably saying - I'm not surprised). Does anyone have
> any
> ideas and/or tips to get XP down to it's smallest possible
> size.
> This is a home PC so doesn't need to connect to a network or
> anything
> fancy so any ideas on what optional components I may be able to
> remove would be much appreciated.


You can probably save a little space here and there, but it will
never be more than a stopgap measure. Ultimately (and sooner
rather than than later) you will have to face the fact that your
drive is *tiny* by today's standards and really not suited for
running today's operating systems.

The only real solution to your problem is to buy a larger drive.
Fortunately, drive prices are very low right now, and you can buy
a 40GB drive for something around $50 US.

And by the way, your problem is exacerbated by having two
partitions on such a small drive. If you keep it for any length
of time, you might want to consider repartitioning it as a single
drive.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 12:41:18 PM

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Kim

Just go out and buy a larger drive..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Kim" <Kim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:42A5E218-DD8C-494E-B0D3-27ACE63D68C3@microsoft.com...
>I have an old PC that is desperately short of disk space. It has a 4gb
>disk
> that has been partitioned to a 3gb system volume and a 1gb D: drive. XP
> has
> been loaded, with Service Pack 2 downloaded on top of that and I'm
> continually getting low disk space messages (to which you're probably
> saying
> - I'm not surprised). Does anyone have any ideas and/or tips to get XP
> down
> to it's smallest possible size. This is a home PC so doesn't need to
> connect
> to a network or anything fancy so any ideas on what optional components I
> may
> be able to remove would be much appreciated.
>
> Many thanks
!