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    Default C drive space .... wherre is it?

    I am running Windows XP Media Center 2002 on my computer with a C drive of 13.9 gigs & a D drive of 129 gig. I also have attached an external K drive with 189 gigs to which I have moved ALL my documents, spreadsheets, photos and music files to try and recover some space on my C drive..... which currently only has 864 MB of space left! I have downloaded "Spacemonger" to try and get a clearer picture with little success. If you have any general suggestions I would appreciate the responses. Otherwise, 2 questions:

    1) Windows XP Media Center is about a 1.5 gigs software but "Spacemonger" says it is using 4.4 gigs?????????
    2) Where can I learn which files I can remove from my computer & which ones are essential?

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    Download EasyCleaner 2.0 from here, http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm . Run the Registry utility and do a disk cleanup of your C drive, defragment (you may need to do this in Safe Mode) and reboot. Also delete any programs, files etc thart you no longer use (clean registry after deleting program(s) ).

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    The 1.5 gigs for XP is what it needs to install. However, it requires more space to function as it makes new files and moves info around. Are the C and D drive separate drives or are they 2 partitions on the same drive? If they are on the same drive, I would recommend repartitioning the drive to give XP at least 20GB, 30 would be even better. Otherwise you will always be fighting running out of space on the C drive. It is possible to repartition without reformatting, but I would suggest backing up everything you need to the external drive first. Tutorial here:
    http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Com...ormatting.html
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    It sounds to me like your hdd has been partitioned into 2 drives. I would repartition it into 1 drive. Unless you have a reason for having 2 partitions.
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