JeremyR wrote:Running Disk Cleanup (it's in the start menu) on the C: drive should remove any unneeded windows update install files, etc. If you've never run it before and have had it a while, that may get you a surprising amount of space back, especially if there's loads of stuff sat in the temp dir and recycle bin.
If by partitioned, you mean that some of the space on your drive is unallocated, you can put it into a secondary partition via disk management (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management) although you don't want to mess with that if you don't understand what you're changing because it'll render the contents of the drive unrecoverable if you do the wrong thing.
Partitioned into "C" about 60Gb and the rest allocated to "D"... It's a damn nuisance - my expansion drive is 1/2 a Terrabyte and I use folders on that. I ran Cleanup and gained about 800Mb. Also browsed through my programs and uninstalled a couple that I no longer used. I then checked My Music - I'd forgotten I'd got stuff in their and transferred 2.5Gb to my D and F drives. I've now got 3.28Gb free on C...
Can I safely uninstall "Windows Live Messenger" it's a flaming nuisance - damn thing keeps popping up when I reboot, I don't use it and have absolutely no intention of using it!!!
BTW I didn't mention that the original OS on my laptop was that awful "Vista" until I overwrote with the Win 7 upgrade.
It would appear that the MS team have dropped another clog with their Win 8. I don't know how they manage to make such a cock-up. Windows NT was rubbish, XP was fine, and then there was the awful Vista followed by Win 7 which is great and then they produce Win 8. So looking at that every other so called upgrade of the MS OS is the pits:(
Thinking back to earlier PCs we thought we were at the cutting edge when we had a 40Mb hard drive installed That wouldn't even run the latest operating systems. Going back even further there was the ZX Speccy with 16k of RAM - I later upgraded it to 32k and thought that was fantastic... I even had a microdrive... still got the old Speccy kicking around plus a couple or three Amigas