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Windows 7: how to make use of 500 gigs on my new laptop

04 Apr 2012   #1
clark33

Win 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
how to make use of 500 gigs on my new laptop

Hi there,

Im new to this forum and know enough about computers to get me by. 500 GB seems like a lot of HD space to me. My music collection only takes up 32GB and my pics only half a gig. Im not much of a gamer so woudnt really use it for that. Im wondering if I can get any tips as to how to fill up my 500Gigs, as it seems like a real waste that im not using this space with different bits and pieces.


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04 Apr 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome Clark33 to the windows 7 forums.

In todays disk sizes, 500gigs is about the smallest hard disk you can buy.

I would not worry about all that space, you will figure out that the free space goes down as you install new programs and get more pictures and music.

Just enjoy all the space and don't worry about wasting space.

Rich
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04 Apr 2012   #3
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

500Gb by nowadays standards is a good amount of space but, believe me, once you start downloading films especially in HD etc it can get used up quickly - they are now selling 2Tb external drives for that reason. Nobody can tell you how to use up your disk space, that is yours to decide, just enjoy the fact you have it at your disposal.
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04 Apr 2012   #4
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

This reminds me of when I went from a PC with 2 360K floppies to a 20M hard drive, I thought there was no way I could ever fill that much disk space. Don't worry, it will fill up soon enough without you looking for ways to do it.
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04 Apr 2012   #5
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Strollin -you're givin' your age away there (like me)...... LOL
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04 Apr 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
500Gb by nowadays standards is a good amount of space but, believe me, once you start downloading films especially in HD etc it can get used up quickly
I swear I must be the last person on the planet left that doesn't downloading movies or TV onto a computer.
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04 Apr 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I swear I must be the last person on the planet left that doesn't downloading movies or TV onto a computer.
I don't, either. I stream some shows from my cable provider's website, but that's about it. I have a DVR from them to handle my TV watching.
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04 Apr 2012   #8
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Talk about storage space..........4Tb drives have hit the market.
Even though 500 Gb is more than enough for some, it's better to have more space than not enough.
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04 Apr 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
500Gb by nowadays standards is a good amount of space but, believe me, once you start downloading films especially in HD etc it can get used up quickly
I swear I must be the last person on the planet left that doesn't downloading movies or TV onto a computer.

No your not.
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04 Apr 2012   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Welcome Clark33 to the windows 7 forums.

In todays disk sizes, 500gigs is about the smallest hard disk you can buy.

I would not worry about all that space, you will figure out that the free space goes down as you install new programs and get more pictures and music.

Just enjoy all the space and don't worry about wasting space.

Rich
You must not get out much.

But seriously, If you start loading up your pc with a bunch of downloaded junk, your gonna slow it down and you`ll be back here asking for help about something. Just use your computer and enjoy it. One thing I would do is, create a 60 or 100 Gig partition to store disk images on.
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