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Increase drive space

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Hi! I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on a computer with 2GB ram and two harddrives of 80 GB and 160GB. The drive on which Windows is installed i.e. C: drive in my case has space of 20GB. Now it is filled up and only has 1.54 GB free space. The warning keeps popping up and there is a particular windows update which I can't install due to this problem. I've tried running Disk Cleanup, but it didn't help much. So can u please suggest me a method to increase C: space without reinstalling Windows Vista. Is there any such solution or do I have to format my C: drive and then allocate more space to it and then re-install Windows Vista. Please help me. Thanks in advance.

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as i post i am having this problem and am uninstalling loads of stuff, and moving my non important but documents i need to my external hard drive. Couldnt you use the ubuntu partitioner when you boot it from the cd to resize it?

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I have uninstalled many softwares and have no documents in that drive.

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ATF-Cleaner will delete all the shitty cache files. I have freed up about 1GB of space on a friends laptop using this. You could also try disabling hibernate as it takes up a few hundred megs.

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Well CCleaner is a good program for deleting some of the Temp files that start storing up alot. I used it on an old PC i had and it cleared like 2 GB of space.

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If you have an 80 and a 160, why on earth is only 20 gig allocated for Windows? :)

You can use QTparted to do a non-destructive resizing of your partition (though it may take a little while): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QtParted

As always, back up your data first... just in case. I have had good luck with that tool, though, and don't mind recommending it.

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I know for a fact that you can get a windows install on a 10GB partition with a few GB left over, as that is a setup I have on one of my home computers (it makes it easier to backup). I would recommend running Spacemonger, a program that makes a graphical map of the drive (the old version is free, the new has a trial), which is how I keep my windows partition so small.

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... You could also try disabling hibernate as it takes up a few hundred megs.

Actually, the the amount of space used by the Windows hibernate utility is equal to the amount of RAM in the system

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