Stuck with a full Hard disk :S

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by elserge82, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. elserge82

    Mike Torello Guest

    Go on a diet, save your lunch money, and buy a new hard drive with it.
    Mike Torello, Mar 12, 2009
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  2. All you are doing is crippling your system.. Get a larger hard drive..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Mar 13, 2009
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  3. elserge82

    elserge82 Guest

    Lol you make me look like i'm the bad guy here with no money

    Hellooooooo, You are nothing like a pro IT
    I can buy a 1 TB HD for a 100 bucks, as you can see my system, i'm no
    someone that looks for cheap things, but do u call yourself so smart b
    doing so. Just tell me something I donno:
    elserge82, Mar 13, 2009
  4. elserge82

    happyhardik Guest

    I am having the same problem.

    I heard somewhere that Winsxs which means Windows Side by Side stores a
    copy of all the drivers, the problem is that it keeps a copy of all the
    available versions of the same driver for use by different software,
    which is why it occupies a lot of space.

    It happens mainly when you have installed and uninstalled lot of

    This is a new feature in Windows Vista, in XP it was there, but didn't
    occupied this much space. If you try to delete it or portion of it than
    your software or OS may stop working as it should.

    I have tried to find out a solution to this but there is no feasible
    solution to this right now, the last way is to format your hard drive!


    'Professional Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget Development'
    'Professional development'
    happyhardik, Apr 13, 2009

  5. The solution is fairly obvious. A 40gb partition for Vista is clearly not
    enough. The OS requires a partition size of at least 60gb, and 80gb if one
    installs a few programs and still wants Vista to have space for general
    breathing and expansion..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Apr 13, 2009
  6. Hello, my name is HASAN:

    You can do like this; buy a hard disk and install it, then go to the
    Convtrol Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Managment -> Disk
    Management, and convert both disks to dynamic disks, so you can extend the
    partition over the two disks, all that by right-click the first disk and
    choose Convert to Dynamic Disk and then the second one ... the wizards
    windows should tell you how, since I can't sort the details here. And you
    can search for these things in the help center of Windows XP (that center is
    my friend, say hi to him please, it helped me a lot) and in the MSDN:

    Good luck
    Hasan Baydoon, Apr 16, 2009
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