Is 88% free space adequate for needed free sp

Dell / Xps 600i
January 25, 2010 at 13:42:56
Specs: Windows XP
I have 88% free space, is this adequate?

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#1
January 25, 2010 at 13:46:05
Adequate for what?

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#2
January 25, 2010 at 15:03:56
You should maintain at least 15% of each partition as free space. You are quite a bit over that. Feel free to add lots of files to that partition.

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#3
January 25, 2010 at 17:41:05
See help and support for "disk cleanup". Remove browser cache files. Might consider removing MS update files. Remove old programs not needed.

I have always had good luck with using compression. I use it a lot and have never had an issue. It will compress some files a lot and others almost not at all. It might return 15-30% more free space or more.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
January 25, 2010 at 18:34:15
ignore disk cleanup pretty much it hasn't really been usefull since window 98. It might give you a few free megs but that is nothing in a pc that runs in gigs. 85 percent is ok but not all that great buy an external hard drive

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#5
January 25, 2010 at 21:12:13
"85 percent is ok but not all that great buy an external hard drive"

What if he has a 1TB HDD? That would mean he has 850GB unused...would it still be "not all that great"?


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#6
January 26, 2010 at 04:18:42
Am I reading this thread wrong or is everyone else. The OP stated they have 88% FREE, not full.

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#7
January 26, 2010 at 04:52:07
He did say 88% free, That means 12% used.

Nothing is much use if you start panicking after only using 22% of anything.

Stuart


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#8
January 26, 2010 at 05:18:44
I didn't understand why others are suggesting cleanup methods. No need at this time unless the OP has things backwards.

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