Hard drive is running out of free space

January 6, 2011 at 18:59:26
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium II/192 MB RAM
I delete cookies, temporary files, unused items, empty recycle bin pictures, and use SystemSuite to get rid of junk. Is there any way to recover more free space without disabling System Restore?

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January 6, 2011 at 19:39:42
Dude, you have 6GB hard drive. What do you think you're going to be able to accomplish? You took a Win98 machine, installed XP on it & now you're complaining about lack of space? And you still have system restore enabled? Why? You can fit an entire backup of your system on a single DVD or thumbdrive. Unless you've changed the default setting, system restore is using 12% of the hard drive space. If you think you're going to need it, you should at least limit the amount of space it uses.

The bottomline is your system isn't well suited for XP. The CPU is weak, you don't have enough RAM & the hard drive is too small. Stop asking how to make it better. It needs to be upgraded or better yet, replaced altogether. You can get a better system at Goodwill for about $20 or if you have a "Freecycle" group in your area, you should be able to get a better system for free.

SystemSuite? I sure as hell hope you didn't pay for it. There are plenty of progarms that work just as well, if not better plus they're free & have a smaller footprint. CCleaner-Slim & Glary Utilities-Slim are 2 of them. Dare I ask which anti-virus you use? Please don't say Norton or Mcafee!

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January 7, 2011 at 12:52:56
I use Nod32 anti-virus and my machine was originally Windows NT not 98 . And I can't just backup the WHOLE system because the majority of my folders which contain OS files and can't be properly moved to another location.

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January 7, 2011 at 16:55:51
Why do you have to move OS files to another location ? You can do an image of everything, including OS files, using programs like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image. I also use System Suite and generally find it to be a pretty good program, though CCleaner-Slim & Glary Utilities are also good programs(I've never used the slim versions).

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