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Windows 7: downgrading windows 7

29 Apr 2013   #1

windows ultimate x64
 
 
downgrading windows 7

my mom is running windows 7 ultimate but she's running out of memory..she only had 18.9 mb free space . we wnt to downgrade it to xp.hdd is only 4 gb.please gide me first before i downgrade it to xp

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30 Apr 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just for clarification, when you say your mom is "running out of memory" and has "18.9 mb free space", are you really talking about memory (RAM) or are you talking about available hard drive space?

If you're talking about RAM, how much total RAM is on your mom's computer? Windows 7 will utilize most of the available RAM and this is normal.

If you're talking about available hard drive space, how large is the hard drive? Have you tried doing a Disk Cleanup to regain hard drive space? If your mom doesn't use Hibernation you could also disable that feature and gain back some additional hard drive space (about 75% of total installed RAM.)

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Hibernate - Enable or Disable
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30 Apr 2013   #3

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there if i am reading this correctly your hard drive is only 4 GB ? .... It had been many years since i seen a hard drive that small .... If this is the case you would surely need to get a larger one.
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30 Apr 2013   #4
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