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Windows 7: Cannot reduce the used space in hard drive

13 Dec 2012   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Cannot reduce the used space in hard drive

I know this is not a 7 OS but I have a Toshiba laptop that one of my work colleagues has with XP on it.

She is saving very hard for a new desktop (with 7) and needs this machine for the meantime.

Now the machine only has a 40GB HDD and I have been trying to empty it out but no amount of uninstalling programs seems to work. I have had to install IE8 (6 before) Comodo free and SP3 so I guess that is some of the problem?

I have removed nearly 300 malwares from the machine and really I wouldn't be doing this if she didn't need it.

I have done some Googles and have seen some refs to media caches and the like but I just don't know where to look and Googling is coming up with nothing much at all.

Can someone please give me a few pointers as the disk is now just 1.35GB shy of full?


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13 Dec 2012   #2
derekimo

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Have you tried WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics to see what is taking up that space?
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13 Dec 2012   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Have you tried WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics to see what is taking up that space?
No Derek I am not too hot on this side of fixing mate thanks I will try that.
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13 Dec 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Derek that is one heck of a little app I found stuff I thought I had got rid of!!

Definitely a keeper
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13 Dec 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Too bad you aren't in my area. I have several old IDE drives I'd be happy to donate to raplce that tiny 40 GB one.
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