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Windows 7 consuming 50gb harddrive space

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February 19, 2012 10:17:03 PM

Hello,
Can anyone tell me why a new hp computer with windows 7 is consuming over 50GB of the HDD?
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February 19, 2012 10:46:58 PM

Its all of the crap ware that comes with a new computer nowadays that is taking up all of the space.
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February 19, 2012 11:02:10 PM

win7 takes up ~20GB of space, the rest of it is junk loaded by the manufacturer; most of which can be taken off. Do not remove anything relating to hardware (like keyboard, sound, graphics, or camera software), but all the crap backup utilities, toolbars, 'free' (lol) antivirus, and other things can (and perhaps should) be removed. After removing a bunch of software then force Windows to defrag.
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February 19, 2012 11:44:42 PM

Ditto above. Also, when you are done making a leam mean computing maching do a full system Windows backup. Gives you something to fall back on down the road.
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