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Windows 7: Blue bars red bars of hard drive disk space allocation?

26 Nov 2018   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Blue bars red bars of hard drive disk space allocation?

What is the hard drive percentage that shows that it is in blue color, when it is red? 20% free of space allocation?

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26 Nov 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

When a red bar is showing you are getting close to a full hard drive & this slows the computer down. You need to delete files you don't need & remove software you don't use any more. If you don't want to remove any items you could install an extra hard drive & transfer some software programs & files to it. If you don't want to do that you could install a larger capacity operating system hard drive & then either clone your existing hard drive to the new one, or create an image & transfer that.

You would need a back up software program to do that such as Macrium Reflect Free, which you can download & install from here:

Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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29 Nov 2018   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muz1234 View Post
What is the hard drive percentage that shows that it is in blue color, when it is red? 20% free of space allocation?
I believe it shows red when 10% or less space is remaining.
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