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Old 07-07-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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Disc space improvement

I have open office in windows. The c drive is having only 154 mb of free space out of 9.95GB. No problem in other 3 drives. Every time disc clean up is run. What can I do to have more disc space in c drive?
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Not a Linux question---but we provide equal opportunity help.....

What is the overall configuration? i.e. what is the size of the hard drive, and the size of all the partitions (In the Windows world a partition is called a "drive").

Pending more details, there are basically 3 options:
  • Get rid of some files
  • Re-allocate the partitions
  • Get a bigger hard disk
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Ten GB is far too small to allot to a Windows installation. The base operating system takes up most of the space already, before you install any additional software or data. The best solution, if you must use Windows, is to backup, repartition, and start over from scratch, allocating Windows a reasonable (in Windows terms) amount of space--at least 40 GB (Yes, I am pulling this out of thin air, but it's thin air with a lot of Windows experience) unless you plan on doing heavy-duty graphics and media stuff, in which case much much more.

One way to improve space in the short term would be to move the Windows pagefile.sys to another drive (partition), if you have one available to Windows. The details of how to do this depend on the version of Windows, but this will give you the idea:

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