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Windows 7: hard drive memory loss

02 Jan 2010   #1
ashraf73

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hard drive memory loss

Hello guys ,I wonder if someone can help me.I bought a laptop few days ago ,OS windows 7and 320 GB hard drive,I am losing so much memory more than 35 GB so far without instaling any thing on it ,I just did the recovery disc thing when I started ,I'd love to know where did this memory go ?thanks


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02 Jan 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Why is this thread marked Solved? Did you find the solution to your question?
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02 Jan 2010   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashraf73 View Post
Hello guys ,I wonder if someone can help me.I bought a laptop few days ago ,OS windows 7and 320 GB hard drive,I am losing so much memory more than 35 GB so far without instaling any thing on it ,I just did the recovery disc thing when I started ,I'd love to know where did this memory go ?thanks

Are you talking about memory(RAM) or are you talking about hard drive space.
I think you are talking about HD space. It is normal to lose space or actually it is reduced before you install any Operating System. It is normal. Nor you also may have a hidden partition that your laptop manufacturer did that is used just in case you lose everything. Read your manual and my laptop if you hit F12 on bootup it will automatically boot to this hidden partition and reinstall factory defaults and OS.

Let us know.
Thanks
Iggy
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02 Jan 2010   #4
ashraf73

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Thanks ..I tried the F12 ,but i did nothing ...By theway I am not a technology person,I am quite new in this feild....
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02 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashraf73 View Post
Hello guys ,I wonder if someone can help me.I bought a laptop few days ago ,OS windows 7and 320 GB hard drive,I am losing so much memory more than 35 GB so far without instaling any thing on it ,I just did the recovery disc thing when I started ,I'd love to know where did this memory go ?thanks
Windows 7 has back up capabilities. It will back up your documents, OS, and even the hard drive. This is done by default on a regular basis. As these back ups are made they are stored on your hard drive, in a separate drive, but still on your HD. What you are experiencing is normal. If you do not want these back ups made, post back and we will be here for you.
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02 Jan 2010   #6
ignatzatsonic

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A 320 gig drive will show up as about 298 gigs when installed and formatted. That's a loss of 22 gigs from 320.

A typical Windows 7 install takes 8 or 10 gigs at a minimum. That brings the loss up to at least 30 gigs.

Without more information, it sounds like your hard drive space is normal.
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