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    Default Lenovo Laptop showing 2 hard drives?

    I have a Lenovo Y510 Laptop. I continue to get messages that say my hard drive C: is low on disk space, but when I look at "My Computer" under "hard drive" i see 2 options:
    --my (C ) drive 51.2MB free of 29.2GB and
    -- Lenovo (D) 146 GB free of 188 GB.

    No matter how much I google, or read HELP, i can't figure out how to use the D: drive! I also can't find any info about computers coming with 2 hard drives.

    I've never added anything to this laptop, it is however it was when I took it out of the box.

    Any ideas or guidance?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Chances are you don't have two separate drives, but your drive has been partitioned. C drive which is smaller, has the operating system (XP?) and probably some programs. The D drive is designed to save data files and other program files. So, when you go to save something (or install a new program .. not XP or its updates) click to save on D drive when asked 'Save as'. You can also transfer some of your data files (music, pictures etc ) over to D drive and so giving you more space on C.


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    XP will install and run from a 30GB partition, but you need to save all of your data (pictures, photos, documents) to the D drive. The default location for saving anything will be the C drive- so you must tell it to save to the D drive. You can do that when the box opens up when saving something. At the top of the box, click the arrow next to 'save in', then choose the D drive. See attachment. It is a little blury, but it is next to the red box.
    It would have been nice if they would have set up at least 40GB for the operating system.
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