|This obviously is not a new laptop. 500MB is not a lot of free space!|
You probably should have offered such info as:
• capacity of hard drive (is 4Gig the drive capacity????)
• how much space is taken up by installed programs
• how much space is being used by Windows and sub-folders below that...
• etc. you know... relevant information!
You already had the opportunity to offer very general details about this system but you chose not to, for some odd reason. All we know so far is "XP" -- whoopie-ding!!
Warning: be comfortable with low expectations.