My Windows XP was about 3.5 Gb when first installed. I keep all my software etc on other partitions, so I can see that Windows XP has now expanded to 7.9 GB. after just 4 months. What's going on? Presumably, this is all down to the massive security upgrades and other downloads from Microsoft and Norton. Certainly, nothing else has gone onto that drive. Is there anytyhing I can safely delete (all temp files have already gone.)
VoG™ & Rdave13 - thanks for these links. I'm not sure they'll pick up the files I'm looking for, but I'll give them both a try.
TON - yes, I know that the registry and the Windows/System folders will grow, but not to this extent - anyhow, most of the software was already installed within the 3.5 Gb, including the first set of updates to Nortin, and SP2!
PaulB2005 - thast's a good one, and very worth while getting rid of it. I've yet to get one of those to work when needed. However, that will get back just 1.5Mb
Fruit Bat /\0/\ - I think we've already got rid of all these - certainly Search found none, and we clear out all temporary files verey frequently.
Thanks for all your efforts and a happy, but I think I'll keep this open a bit longer in case anyone else has anything to add.
A heathly and happy holiday and New Year to you all.