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Windows 7: The Windows (C:) memory of my laptop uses too much memory

05 May 2013   #1

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The Windows (C:) memory of my laptop uses too much memory

I have a Toshiba laptop three years old. Its Windows (C:) memory used currently 148 GB out of 149 GB available. However the Windows (C:) memory of other computers for example in the library and in the college used only between 40GB and 60 GB even though they are bigger than my laptop. As a consequence I have problem because I have little memory left in my laptop. My laptop has some applications like all the computers but I think that each application uses approximately 1 GB. Hence I would like to know why my laptop used so much memory and how can I free memory.

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05 May 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums reading from your post its hard drive space you need to free up ....... How much ram do you have ? The link below will help you clean up your hard drive.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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05 May 2013   #3

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After running disk cleanup, if you think your hard drive is still too full, you can get a better idea of how the hard drive space is being used by running either WinDirStat or TreeSize. These are free utilities that show how the hard drive space is being utilized.

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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05 May 2013   #4

Windows 7

I have used the disk cleanup facilities of my laptop but it cleans very little.

My Windows (C:) space if 149 GB and 148 GB is already used. My Data (D:) space is 149 GB but only 10 GB is used. I have succeeded to create a New Volume (F:) by removing 50 GB space from my Data (D:) and putting it in this new volume. I would like to move the 50 GB space from this New Volume (F:) to my Windows (C:) to increase his free space. However in the Computer Managment facility when I double click on the Windows (C:) the extend volume facility remains in grey and I cannot transfer space from the New Volume (F:) to my Windows (C:). I would like to know how to do
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05 May 2013   #5

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There's a free tool called MiniTool Partition Wizard. You can use it to extend a partition using available free space from any other partition.

Extend partition with partition magic software ? MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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