windows 7 losing disk space

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
July 9, 2010 at 16:39:57
Specs: Windows 7
I just bought this computer 2 weeks ago and have not added any programs other than AVG Anti Virus and for some reason I keep losing a GIG of space each time I turn it on!!! I defrag, empty temporary internet folders, deleted programs I am not using and have only browsed the web once or twice. i primarily check email and i dont understand why my hard drive space keeps dissappearing! HELP! What can i do to get it back?

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#1
July 9, 2010 at 16:51:30
not enough info.

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#2
July 9, 2010 at 17:52:55
1- how do you know you are losing 1 gig at a time?

2- Are you adding pics to any programs?

3- If Norton or McAfee was pre-installed, did you use the respective uninstallers from their websites?

Sorry, you sound like a new parnoid user. Is this a new PC or an upgrade? PC or laptop?
You shouldn't have to defrag in the 1st 2 weeks.

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#3
July 9, 2010 at 19:53:35
I have been checking under My Computer and the C: and it shows 178 gig remain on the hard drive. I know 178 gig is supposed to be a lot but when you lose 2 gig a day it dissappears fast.

I had Norton installed but I Uninstalled it and put AVG on. I also uninstalled other programs that I wasn't going to use.

I put photos and videos o nit earlier but none in over a week. When I was done putting the photos and videos on it was left with 200 gig.

I have been using Windows for over 15 years and this is my 5th computer and although Im not a programmer or an EXPERT, I have quite a bit of useable knowledge. Losing 2 gigs a day seems like a lot fo only checking email, defraging, and deleting temproray internet files and cookies.

I did however delete a 99 MB program that freed up 2 gigs tonight. Go Figure!


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#4
July 9, 2010 at 19:56:33
With AVG I have free Spyware. The computer also uses Windows Defender. Should I download another Spyware program? Such as Spybot?

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#5
July 9, 2010 at 21:39:10
i suspect your system is making lots of system restore points, if you are deleting programs on and off, also probably making hibernation files, downloading updates etc.

let me just state however that it is not an issue for you the system will clean its self up and delete old files as the process runs.
you do not need to defrag win 7 it will do this its self, deleting of temp is ok but really not neccesary.

set your restore points to less disk space,
delete your old hyberfil files,
set your temp internet folder to20MB or even less..

best just let go of checking every day, see what happens after two weeks or so... if the machine is only two weeks old you could always save your files and run a factory restore so you know its a clean machine, and start again...

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
August 4, 2010 at 18:05:08
try using advanced system care dude

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