Need to free up disk space - please help!!!

  Evenstar* 12:40 20 Dec 2004

My PC has an 18GB capacity and only 7 max is taken up by audio/video/picture files...can someone tell me how much space Windows XP uses cos I don't have a huge amount of programs but somehow I've run out of space. I've deleted things but still the amount free seems to decrease - please help - thanks!!!

  Sethhaniel 12:47 20 Dec 2004

limit system restore ;)

  Technotiger 13:08 20 Dec 2004

Hi, go to Start>Accessories>SystemTools>DiskCleanup, that should clear some space. Cheers.

  Technotiger 13:12 20 Dec 2004

Hi again - in addition, in IE go to Tools>InternetOptions>DeleteCookies and Delete Files.

  Technotiger 13:14 20 Dec 2004

Me again - after all that also tidy-up with a Defrag..........Cheers.

  Mango Grummit 13:27 20 Dec 2004

Hi Evenstar*, 1.5GB plus (about) 1.25GB for the updates and SP1/2.

Round it up -- say 4 in total -- could be more, could be less -- will be more in the future.

  Sethhaniel 13:29 20 Dec 2004

if its on and working fine - delete its back-up file - reclaim about 2gig ;)

  Buchan 35 13:46 20 Dec 2004

Sethaniel, I`m no whiz kid on computers so could you tell me where to find SP2 back up file.
Apologies to Evenstar* for the hijack

  BurrWalnut 13:54 20 Dec 2004

If you don't use hibernate it will save over 500Mb, right-click Desktop, Properties, Screen-saver, Power and on the Hibernate Tab, disable it.

  Sethhaniel 13:59 20 Dec 2004

in windows explorer - select tools - folder options -view - select show hidden files & untick hide protected operating system files -
click apply - then look for folders in blue under c:\programs or C:\windows - check size as as the SP2 is around 2 gig in size ;)

  Evenstar* 18:34 20 Dec 2004

...though I've actually done most of the above which is why I'm at such a loss! I did delete some unused programs in program files which gave me 700+ MB so thanks again! And no worries Buchan, I'd like to know about the backup aswell :)

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