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I'm constantly getting an error message saying 'low disk space on C:'.

I erased old files, uninstalled almost everything I could, then found
that my windows folder was taking about 4 gig of space.

I upgraded from Win 2000, but don't have any of the install disks
anymore.

Is there anything I can do to free up space ?

Thanks, in advance.
 
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You have the absolute minimum assuming ONLY Windows XP and Windows
Updates.
No data applications etc.
You should increase the size of the drive.

See this link:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm

Also step 6:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm


--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"SuperSonic Steve" <lafleur@canadiensfan.com> wrote in message
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> I'm constantly getting an error message saying 'low disk space on
> C:'.
>
> I erased old files, uninstalled almost everything I could, then
> found
> that my windows folder was taking about 4 gig of space.
>
> I upgraded from Win 2000, but don't have any of the install disks
> anymore.
>
> Is there anything I can do to free up space ?
>
> Thanks, in advance.
 
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What did you do with the Win2k disk? Without it you don't have a valid
WinXP license. If you need to reinstall, you'll need proof of qualifying
media, a Win95, 98, ME, NT or 2k CD - that's what upgrade CD are for - the
previous OS and new license is tied together as one. Now you'll need to get
another qualifying media to reinstall, suggest going to e-bay and get a
cheap Win98/ME CD.

--
"SpongeBob SquarePants"
"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"

Small Note: If you want to learn how to fix/do something, I'll point you to
it, but if you want me to do your work for you, it will cost you $50 USD per
hour - your choice.

"SuperSonic Steve" <lafleur@canadiensfan.com> wrote in message
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> I'm constantly getting an error message saying 'low disk space on C:'.
>
> I erased old files, uninstalled almost everything I could, then found
> that my windows folder was taking about 4 gig of space.
>
> I upgraded from Win 2000, but don't have any of the install disks
> anymore.
>
> Is there anything I can do to free up space ?
>
> Thanks, in advance.
 
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"SuperSonic Steve" <lafleur@canadiensfan.com> wrote in message
news:b4087b8b.0410230927.5d0b1691@posting.google.com...
> I'm constantly getting an error message saying 'low disk space on C:'.
>
> I erased old files, uninstalled almost everything I could, then found
> that my windows folder was taking about 4 gig of space.
>
> I upgraded from Win 2000, but don't have any of the install disks
> anymore.
>
> Is there anything I can do to free up space ?
>
> Thanks, in advance.

If I were you, and I'm not, I would be wandering how big is my HD and should
I upgrade to a larger HD. So how big is your HD? I've never upgraded my HD
from Win2K to Win XP, but did you remove the uninstall files from the
upgrade?

Also, If you purchased the upgrade version of Win XP, you should have kept
the Win2K media in a safe place, perhaps with the Win XP upgrade media
incase you had to reinstall.
 
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Try running full scandisk on your HDD, it is possible that your HDD has lost
clustters or crossed links or something.

It happend to me once that my windows folder was 8GB in size and I could not
understand why. Then I run scandisk and it fould some errors in files (not
bad trackes) and the size was restored to normal at 1.4GB

Try it, it won't hurt.



"SuperSonic Steve" wrote:

> I'm constantly getting an error message saying 'low disk space on C:'.
>
> I erased old files, uninstalled almost everything I could, then found
> that my windows folder was taking about 4 gig of space.
>
> I upgraded from Win 2000, but don't have any of the install disks
> anymore.
>
> Is there anything I can do to free up space ?
>
> Thanks, in advance.
>
 

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Start/Run/ enter "chkdsk /r" without the "' but WITH the space and reboot.
Scandisk is chkdsk in XP. Reboot and it will run a 5 stage check of your
HD.

--
Peter.
Toronto, Canada.
XP Home SP2.
P4 Dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1.0gb DDR.
"Alex Levi" <AlexLevi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Try running full scandisk on your HDD, it is possible that your HDD has
> lost
> clustters or crossed links or something.
>
> It happend to me once that my windows folder was 8GB in size and I could
> not
> understand why. Then I run scandisk and it fould some errors in files (not
> bad trackes) and the size was restored to normal at 1.4GB
>
> Try it, it won't hurt.
>
>
>
> "SuperSonic Steve" wrote:
>
>> I'm constantly getting an error message saying 'low disk space on C:'.
>>
>> I erased old files, uninstalled almost everything I could, then found
>> that my windows folder was taking about 4 gig of space.
>>
>> I upgraded from Win 2000, but don't have any of the install disks
>> anymore.
>>
>> Is there anything I can do to free up space ?
>>
>> Thanks, in advance.
>>
 
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I got my home machine from a place I used to work. They kept the
disks when they gave me the machine. Hope this explanation satisfies
the curious out there.

Thanks for the advice people. I'll repay the city of Toronto
kharmically over the next few weeks.

I'll let you know how it went.

Steve out...