Lookng to free up some HDD space?

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  1. Kuroudo Akabane

    Kuroudo Akabane Registered Member

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    Was looking through my Add/Remove page and was curious what could get the what should stay, what should go, and what was optional (pro vs. con)?

    Microsoft Works 9
    406.00 MB
    Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
    333.00 MB
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
    239.00 MB
    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
    183.00 MB
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
    153.00 MB
    Adobe Reader X
    117.00 MB
    Java(TM) 7 Update 5
    99.33 MB
    Windows Live Essentials
    43.98 MB
    Mozilla Firefox 12.0
    36.88 MB
    IDT Audio
    29.91 MB
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    28.45 MB
    Microsoft Silverlight
    22.71 MB
    JavaFX 2.1.1
    20.88 MB
    Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    16.21 MB
    HP Photosmart All-In-One Software 9.0
    11.41 MB
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 - English
    11.25 MB
    Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010
    11.23 MB
    Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6
    10.04 MB
    Windows Media Format 11 runtime
    7.95 MB
    Windows Media Player 11
    7.95 MB
    Viewpoint Media Player
    7.30 MB
    USB2.0 Card Reader Software
    7.16 MB
    Speccy
    6.33 MB
    Defraggler
    5.30 MB
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    5.28 MB
    HP Mobile Broadband Setup Utility
    4.76 MB
    Windows Internet Explorer 8
    4.54 MB
    CCleaner
    4.47 MB
    Broadcom 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter
    4.34 MB
    Atheros Communications Inc.(R) AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver
    4.04 MB
    HP Wireless Assistant
    3.19 MB
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB97368:cool:
    2.77 MB
    Security Task Manager 1.8d
    2.76 MB
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    2.67 MB
    Recuva
    2.19 MB
    HP BatteryCheck 2.10 A4
    0.90 MB
    HP Doc Viewer
    0.50 MB
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    0.11 MB
    Adobe AIR
    Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
    Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin Adobe
    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130)
     
  2. Noob

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    Desktop or Laptop?
    Looking at that list it does not looks like you use that much space.
    Your HDD seems to be rather small. :rolleyes:
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    Entirely up to you, but it does not look like there is an excess of software installed that will free up a lot of space. Maybe it would be better to install something like CCleaner and see what you can free up with that.
     
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    I even went the extra mile and added it all up, it totals like 1857.79 MB + Windows it should not be over 20GB. So that's not quite a lot for modern hardware. :D
     
  5. Kuroudo Akabane

    Kuroudo Akabane Registered Member

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    I have a HP Mini 110 the HDD I think is around 160 GB...

    I have it partitioned ~30 GB is used for Linux and ~120 is used for Windows.

    Only have 1 GB of RAM.
     
  6. Take a look at temp files with CCleaner. Particularly Firefox's disk cache, which IIRC on Windows defaults to unlimited size.
     
  7. ams963

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    Your pc is similar to my 160 gb hdd 1 gb ram Acer netbook. I use it all for Windows though.

    If I were you, I would remove these :

    Java(TM) 7 Update 5
    99.33 MB
    Windows Live Essentials
    43.98 MB
    Microsoft Silverlight
    22.71 MB
    JavaFX 2.1.1
    20.88 MB
    Defraggler
    5.30 MB
    Adobe AIR
    Windows Media Format 11 runtime
    7.95 MB
    Windows Media Player 11
    7.95 MB
    Viewpoint Media Player
    7.30 MB
    Speccy
    6.33 MB
    Recuva
    2.19 MB

    I would not need Java, silverlight and Adobe Air. I use Windows built-in System Information so wouldn't need Speccy. My drives are NTFS so rarely fragments thus defraggler would not be of much use. I would replace Win Media Player and V Media Player with VLC. I am careful of what I delete and write. No need for Recuva. Win Live Essentials would not have been necessary as I use emails in my browsers, use Skype, use other app for editing photos,etc.
     
  8. mack_guy911

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    movies/photos/music on external DVD/HDD which you dont use often

    also run ccleaner clean temp and free space of c drive is there


    120 is enough if you dont have many games ........etc above stuff

    i have 100 gb hardisk in which

    20/30 linux i dont remember right now :D and rest windows no game in it. expect delta force :D
     
  9. Tyrizian

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    I should add that he might use Speccy to simply check the temperatures of his hardware (CPU, Motherboard, Graphics, HDD). System Information does not provide any information on temperature readings, So I can see Speccy being somewhat useful for him.
     
  10. ams963

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    Oh I use Hard Disk Sentinel for that. He may keep Speccy. ;)
     
  11. Noob

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    Even removing the programs Iron Man mentioned you wouldn't be saving that much space, i would suggest buying an external HDD if you really need the space. HDD are so dirt cheap nowadays. . . :rolleyes:
    I got my 1TB USB 3.0 for $100.00 that's insanely cheap!! :eek:
    I don't even know when i'm going to fill it, maybe in 10 years hahahaha
     
  12. xxJackxx

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    It seems to be 1024 MB (1 GB) on the current version (13.0.1).
     
  13. Kuroudo Akabane

    Kuroudo Akabane Registered Member

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    Why?

    Why?

    I downloaded it before I knew my computer had something like it already.

    How do you know what your drives are? ANd isn't it better than the Defragger that comes the the computer?

    I didn't even know I had the second one until I searched the computer, and I was planning on getting VLC as my primary video player.

    I am too, but with how little I know of PCs, I figure I could still make a mistake. Is there any built0in prodram that can replace it?

    What does it do?
     
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