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Windows 7: Is it ok to only have 500MB of free space?

06 Mar 2016   #1
randomwin7user

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Is it ok to only have 500MB of free space?

As the name suggests I want to know if having 500MB of free space is ok.


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06 Mar 2016   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

500 mb of free space is getting fairly low. Once you get down below about 10% of the total HDD size the computer can become very slow.

It might be a good time to think about a new drive & definitely consider a SSD.
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06 Mar 2016   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Is it ok to only have 500MB of free space?
No.

Generally you should have at least 10% disk space free and you must be well below that. At 500MB free there are quite a number of normal Windows functions that are in danger of failing with unpredictable results.
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07 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, it`s not ok.
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07 Mar 2016   #5
randomwin7user

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My Hard drive is only 20GB in size and I don't have much software installed
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07 Mar 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Get a reasonably sized harddrive - e.g. 500GBs.
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07 Mar 2016   #7
randomwin7user

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I plan to get a 2TB portable hard drive so I can use my existing 500GB external hard drive in my laptop
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