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20 Dec 2010   #1

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i have just received a 2nd hand laptop it has 100gb , theres no films or music installed on it but it says theres 38 gb used up , i have checked the hard drive and still cant find were this has been used , any help would be good thanks


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20 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You dont say what OS it has installed! But double click the "C" drive and all the details should show. Also have a look to see how many restore points are shown as if you have Vista that had a habit of storing lots of restore points and that eats disc space!
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20 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pablo,

You might see if going through each option in the tutorial below may be able to help you find out where the space went to and free it up if it's not needed.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is that tutorial only for Win 7? I have a feeling that the laptop in question has an earlier OS. Might be wrong though
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20 Dec 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mitchell,

Most of it can also be applied in Vista as well, but the OP does have Windows 7 in their specs. Not sure if that's for the laptop though.
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20 Dec 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Mitchell,

Most of it can also be applied in Vista as well, but the OP does have Windows 7 in their specs. Not sure if that's for the laptop though.
Hi Brink
I just guessed at it as the OP said that he had "just received a second hand laptop" That's what made me think it was an older model. I don't think this is the PC that is noted in the OP's specs. We will, no doubt, see in the fullness f time!
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20 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use a program called WinDirStat to tell me what and where the space is used.
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