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How to get around space requirement on SP install?

Q: How to get around space requirement on SP install?

I'm trying to install SP1 for Windows 7, the beta, and it says I need 9 gig free to install. I only have 6. Is there a way to bypass this at all?

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A: How to get around space requirement on SP install?

Actually you could move some files and folders to another place to free up hard drive space. If you don't have a spare hard drive you can use DVD/CD, thumb drive, or an external drive.

Other than that, no you can't get around the space requirements. I would also say that if you're that low on space, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a bigger hard drive.

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I was wondering, is it possible to change the minimum diskspace requirement for the Windows Vista Home Premium installation? I.e. Normally, Vista requires about 15GB for an installation, but my full vLite installation of Vista HP only needs a total of about 4,2 GB with a 1.3 GB pagefile included, so I want to resize my partition to about 8-10GB so I have the remaining space available for my other partitions.

Anyone a clue?


A:Change minimum space requirement for Vista Installation

Originally Posted by Cyberstorm77


I was wondering, is it possible to change the minimum diskspace requirement for the Windows Vista Home Premium installation? I.e. Normally, Vista requires about 15GB for an installation, but my full vLite installation of Vista HP only needs a total of about 4,2 GB with a 1.3 GB pagefile included, so I want to resize my partition to about 8-10GB so I have the remaining space available for my other partitions.

Anyone a clue?


No. The minimum disk space requirements include both temp space used during installation, and the final installation space used. After that, you ned to factor in "after the fact" space, such as index catalogs, thumbnail caches and program installations, amongst others. If you are planning on only using a 8 - 10 GB partition for Windows Vista, then you're planning on increasing your blood pressure.

The smallest partition I'd recommend is 80GB, but I've installed Vista for people on drives as small as 40GB without ill effect.

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Hi, I have a Nextpad device that comes with Windows 10 installed on it. I did not yet install any user application on it, and the File Explorer reports that it has about 16G out of a total 28G disk space available. Now Windows Update has found the Windows 10 Fall Update and will try to download and install it, but I stopped it because I worry about the disk space.

So my question is: is the 16G free space enough? I know that the Fall Update install will try to back up the original Windows 10 first, and that will take a lot of disk space (my guess here is that the 12G space used is all used by the system and will be backed up, and that only leaves me 4G left, which might not even be enough for downloading the Fall Update). Even though I would be able to remove the previous Windows after a successful installation of Fall Update, I worry the update will fail (and leave the device in an unusable state) during the installation due to insufficient disk space.

So what should I do? I know I can insert a MicroSD card to increase the storage capacity, but numerous articles have indicated that the presence of such card will cause the Fall Update to stall and fail.

Thanks very much for your help!

A:What is the Disk Space Requirement for Windows 10 Fall Update?

Rather then allowing windows update to download the upgrade to your HDD ( uses about 5GB of space)
Download the windows 10 ISO > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
Right-click the ISO and burn to a removable USB drive..
Delete the ISO file or copy it to another location other then your small HDD
Now you can run the upgrade from the usb drive by running setup.exe

besides having the setup files on your small HDD, you would also need room for the windows.old folder..
So having the files on usb helps with needed space..

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I have a PC I want to install Windows 10 on, clean. I have a Win 7 Pro license key.

In instructions I read about installs it says to use a Windows 10 license key.

As you probably guess, can I install Windows 10 from a USB drive and use a Windows 7 Pro license key?

A:Confused about License requirement for clean install...

Originally Posted by 56Kruiser

I have a PC I want to install Windows 10 on, clean. I have a Win 7 Pro license key.

In instructions I read about installs it says to use a Windows 10 license key.

As you probably guess, can I install Windows 10 from a USB drive and use a Windows 7 Pro license key?

Yes as long as your Windows 7 Pro license is being used on ONE pc only. Can not use that license for more than one computer.

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Hello there!! I'm running a Fujitsu Lifebook T4125 with Windows 7 Professional x64 installed on it. I had been previously running windows 8, but upon facing graphics driver issues, the website told me that they were not supporting 8 and had no drivers for it. As such, i switched to 7, thinking my problems would be solved.
However, after lots of searching, as well as using the Intel Driver Update Utility, I found the 'correct' drivers, only to be met with a message that says "Your software does not meet the minimum requirements. Program will exit" when I tried to install them. These theoretically should be the proper drivers, as they're what match my chipset and what Intel recommends for my chipset.
I also tried installing them directly through the Intel Driver Update Utility only to be met with just the word "failed", after the screen going black for a second about 4 times.

Thank you to anyone can help me. Am I doing something wrong, or is it my computer?
The driver i attempted to install is: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows* 7 64 (zip)

A:Graphics drivers can't install, says computer doesn't meet requirement

This may be a long shot; but does intel's site list any drivers for windows vista? only reason i ask is because vista is basically identical to 7 with some minor differences here and there. So with that in mind; vista drivers theoritically should work for windows 7. Also; one thing you might try is taking a look at the support site for your lifebook's manufacturer. Their site may have updated drivers for your graphics.

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When installing any software to a user's 2k Professional SP-1 700Mhz PIII, I get an error message saying

Not enough space on drive C, please free up 2 gigs of hard drive space or install to another drive.

Obviously an error, C: has 6 gigs free, and the CD couldn't even contain that much... But found nothing on MS KB regarding the issue. Any ideas?

Thanks for your time.

A:Not enough space to install

I did say "any software", but maybe (duh ) it's just software that's not compatible with Win 2k? If so, why wouldn't the installer just say, "Hey, this software won't install under Win2k"?

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My computer has 10.5 gigs free but the installer says i need 13gigs, can i just plug in a 4gig flash drive or something and would it be able to install like that?

A:Not enough space to install

Hi goobot,

Unfortunately, that wouldn't work. So, how about giving us a bit more information as follows:

What OS is currently installed on your hard drive?
What is the native size of your hard drive?
What are you trying to do (clean install, upgrade, dual-boot)?
What media are you using to attempt the install (CD, DVD, Flash Drive)?

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I need help knowing if my Rosewill 750W 80 plus gold will be enough power to overclock both gtx780 ti Superclocked and the new i7 4790k that is coming out. Also, does it mean they are overclocking the hardware when they say, "full load"? Here are some sites I found with wattage use:

A:PSU requirement

I would say no.

The 12 volt rail on your psu is 62 amps.

One evga gtx780 ti requires 42 amps on the 12 volt rail.

Full load means the gpu is at maximum usage without overclock.

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My roommates' acer aspire 3050 is running out of space (it needs 200mb and there isn't anything left, it's a miracle it's working right now at all) and i've thought of installing XP on her Maxtor 400GB OneTouch and boot from it to free up some space. It connects to the laptop via USB, and I've read that the bios needs to be able to support booting with this kind of connection. SO, A) how do i check that, no sense of moving forward if it doesn't, and B) assuming the roomie has needed disks, what's the easiest way of setting everything up? Thanks so much for any ideas ...

A:need more hd space, wants to install xp on external hd

That would not be a good idea. first you would have to have the option in the Bios to boot from USB, which you may or not. Anyways, USB is too slow for an operating system. What you can do is move your files (Music, Pictures, Videos, Documents, not programs) to the external to free up space on your laptop. Or you could buy a larger HDD put it on a USB Adapter and clone your existing drive using Clonezilla Once the clone is complete,. replace the existing drive with the new larger one.

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Hey I'm having problems here this AM. Low disk space (100mb) left on my 6GB partition (c:\) for windows SP2 for xp. I have the partition on a 40GB HD, but have other drive letters that I use for all programs. I also have on another IDE a 160GB HD. Anyways, i'm out of space on c:\ and can't extend the volume in cpu management. what do i do?

A:Low disk space to install sp2

Partition Magic should do it for you. Make sure you back up the HD first.

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Keep Getting this when I try to install the game even though I have:

43 gig on C:
238 on my L:
82 on my N:

Have tried to install the game to all 3 drives under different folders cleaned out the recycle bin and cleaned the registey using CCleaner

any Ideas?

A:there is not enough space to install these options

file permissions me thinks. look here on how to set permissions on folders and files
World of Warcraft Install Problems

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I have this same issue.

Laptop hardrive has 55 GB after formating.

Less than 25 GB in use for all files including hidden files. Also after clearing restore points etc etc. This also includes the paging file.

Vista reports I have 2.5 GB free. WHAT?!?!? That is 30 GB unaccounted for. How the heck? I mean serious, where the &#@$ did that space go?

A:Lost hd space after install

I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread. With one issue per thread it is difficult at best to follow what has / has not been done; with two or more issues, it is impossible.

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I have a dilema that I hope you can help me on. I installed Windows XP Pro on my brothers old PC with his data already backed up prior to install. He has 1 hardrive with a capacity of roughly 470 GB. After i finish the install of the OS, i notice that the properties of the C: drive, the used space is already 196GB with 269GB free space as shown from the link bellow:

ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Another thing i notice that under his C:Program Files directory, he still has some of his program folders already intact e.g Gaming related folders,torrents folders ect.... which is strange because in theory they should all be gone after you do a clean install of XP allowing him to download them again. Hi my documents,pictures and music folders are empty which is what i expect.

One thing i tried to do again was trying to format the C: drive by doing format c: but i kept on getting an error saying "Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first. Y/N." I enter "Y" but i get the message saying "Cannot lock eht drive. The volume is still in use".

So my question is, why has the XP taken 196GB space from my brother's hardrive which should only take 1/4 leaving 70% space available to play around with?

A:Win XP Pro Install Takes 50% HD Space?

you cant be doing a clean install. Becauyse doing a clean install involves booting from the cd and formatting the hard drive i.e wiping it.

secondly because it sounds like your installing on top of windows then you could be creating two partitions which would account for the space loss

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Hey I'm having problems here this AM. Low disk space (100mb) left on my 6GB partition (c:\) for windows SP2 for xp. I have the partition on a 40GB HD, but have other drive letters that I use for all programs. I also have on another IDE a 160GB HD. Anyways, i'm out of space on c:\ and can't extend the volume in cpu management. what do i do?

A:Low disk space to install sp2

Partition Magic should do it for you. Make sure you back up the HD first.

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I hope someone might be able to shed some light on these.
1. For about 2-3 weeks my computer has suddenly begun asking me to sign in to Comcast. I click on the "Keep me logged in" but it doesn't work, when I attempt to go online again, I have to sign in again.
2. For about the same length of time I get sudden bursts of music from my computer. They suddenly start playing, continue for about 5 seconds and just as suddenly quit. That seems to happen more frequently if I am moving the mouse pointer about.
I am using:
Windows 10, latest update (KB3200970 installed 11/9-2016)

A:Sudden requirement to log on

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Hi, I'm new to tech support forums and i just wanted to find out if i can use the x1950 pro on my computer i have. I have a p5gd1-vm motherboard with an intel pentium 4 3.0ghz processor, 1.5ghz pc3200 ram and 350W vantec van-350n power supply.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/storage/VAN-350N-spec.jpg except in my PSU the DC output is 323W Max output

x1950 Pro

if this isnt good enough can anyone reccomend a good PSU that would also be good for future upgrades.

Thank you.

A:x1950 Pro PSU requirement

A short answer no. ATI says a min of 450W with at least 30amp on the 12V rail for that card. It looks like you are running a prescott cpu. If that is correct, then I would go with a min of 550W and 35amp on the 12V rail.

Do not go cheap on the pw supply. Doing so can [and often does] cause ALL types of problems.

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Hello My name is Mutlu,I've trouble with my computer.I can't open it now.I can't recovery either.I bought it from BestBuy. Currently I live in Turkey.Hp help desk in Turkey, they leaded to me here.I want recovery.There is no recovery support in Turkey as you know I bought it from abroad. 

A:Recovery Requirement

Why can't you recover with the F11 key? Did you change the partitions or delete the recovery partition? Did you create a usb recovery flashdrive? Can you get access to a Windows 10 usb installer?If the answer is no, but you have access to another Windows PC, you can make your own. You will need it to create a usb installer that will let you use Windows system restore to roll your notebook back to before the even that caused the issue. See the tutorial on the following web page.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-download-install-windows-10-iso/   

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What are the min requirement to install win2k on a PC?

A:Win2K Requirement

These are the minimum system requirements that are listed on Microsoft's Website.
Your computer should meet the following hardware requirements: • 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible CPU
• 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness (4 gigabytes [GB] RAM maximum)
• 2 GB hard disk space with a minimum of 650 MB of free space (additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network) Click to expand...

Can't say I would try and run Windows 2000 that way. I would go with a minimum of 256mb of ram. And it doesn't run to fast on a Pentium 133. I have Windows 2000 running on a Pentium II 400mhz with 192mb of ram. It runs most office applications just fine. I actually run Office 2003 on it.

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Is there any software to enhance the computation speed of the computer. The configuration of the computer includes 512MB of Ram, Pentium IV processor with 80GB Hard Drive and Mercury Chipset.

A:Software Requirement

There really is no magical software to speed it up. More memory would definitely be a plus.Have a look at these guides:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/13500/windows-xp-tweak-guide/

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Before we run the ATA sizing tool, the customer would like to understand what will be the network bandwidth requirement for a typical ATA setup with 5000 users on a remote site (which is served by 5 DCs)

How often Microsoft releases update for ATA product and what is the average size of these updates to be downloaded from Internet.

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how much hard drive memory does a W7 64-bit pro take up?


A:W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

Hello Jimlau,

Minimum requirements for 64-bit Windows 7 is 20 GB + whatever you plan on installing or saving to it.

Hope this helps,

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Hello,  Kindly suggest the System with following specifications: 1) Processor: Intel Core i7 2) Socket: 1151 3) RAM: DDR4/2400MHz/16GB 4) Max Memory: 64GB 5) Memory channel: Dual 6) DIMM Slots : 4 7) Drives:       SSD: 256GB     SSHD: 1TB 8) OS: Windows 10 9) Monitors: Should support minimum 2 Monitors with 24" Display each. Please specify the System along with the cost. Waiting for your kind reply. Regards,Amtronics Engineering

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I am looking to upgrade from win 2000 to XP home on my daughters computer. I have the disk from my computer. What system requirements must her computer have... ie ram size/cpu/ etc.

A:Windows Xp Min Requirement

Have a look at System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems.

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Hi everybody,

For the last several days, I've been doing a lot of research about whether my power supply can support my graphics card, but I can't seem to find a definate answer. What I have is a 450 watt power supply; it has one single 12v rail that provides 24 amps. My graphics card is a ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E. It requires a 450 watt power supply and recommends 30 amps on the 12v rail.

When I asked whether my PSU can support my graphics card on other forums, some people tell me it can, but others tell me it can't, so I'm really confused right now. I had my X1950 hooked up and running for 3 days without having any problem, but I took it out today, just to be safe until I can get a definate answer. Although I do notice that my power supply runs cooler without the X1950 hooked up.

But on other forums, I even heard people run this card on a 18 amp 12v rail without any problem and they even have it running on a fully loaded system with 2x HDD, 2x DVD Drive, cooling system, fans and lights. And many people say that 22 amps should be the minimum to this card and 24 amps should be fine. However, there are also people who say that you should follow the manufacturers recommendation and get a minimum 30 amps power supply.

To give you a better idea of my system, here are the specs.
Pentium 4 HT 524 Prescott 3.06 GHZ (84 watt)
Motherboard: ATI RC410 ULI M1573
2 stick of DDR2 Ram 1x 1GB and 1x 512MB
1x Samsung Writemaster DVD RW
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A:GPU power requirement - Please Help

You could try this:
1. Find a low watt power supply, with a 24 amp rail.
2. Use the PSU as an external power source to power the GPU.

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I have Acer 5611 WLMI Laptop, Intel Core Duo, T2050, 1.66GHz (FSB: 533MHz), 15.4TFT, WXGA Crystal Brite, 1024MB DDR II RAM (2x 512), 80GB (5400rpm) HDD, Super Multi DVD-RW Double Layer, 6-cell Lion, 56K modem, Wired & Wireless Lan 802.11a/b/g, 128MB shared Grafics.

I want to know, can my laptop run window 7 after upgrade to 2gb / 4gb RAM. To run window 7, which one is recommended 2GB or 4GB RAM?

Thanks for your all the help in the regard.

DS Negi

A:minimum Ram requirement for win 7


theres a free download to see if your pc is ready for win7.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx

good luck

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: AMD Athlon 7750 x2
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9500gt
HDD: Seagate 1TB

Hi guys.
I am planning to upgrade my graphics card and buy a Nvidia GTX 650. On their site I saw it needs a 400W power supply. I currently have a 450W power supply. Do I need to change the PSU or will it suffice for the new card?
Thanks in advance.

A:PSU requirement for Nvidia GTX 650

I would go with a 600 to 650 watt

That should secure good power and some headroom to Oc the card and Cpu if need be

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

These are sturdy and give great stability

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I am willing to buy a laptop which's config is i5 8530u, 8 gigs RAM, 320gig SSD, mx 150 gpu. Can this laptop easily handle programs like Android Studio, Lightroom, Adobe premier pro types mid-heavy programs?

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Been working on a new installation of Windows 7 Pro 64 for two days, and I am having trouble putting the pieces together about how to proceed. I have some system specific issues I can mention separately, but I first want to get to the main issues.

I set up user account just after installing, and the plan was to install programs offline and so on and then go from there to put together something together for security. I want to get it right for sure. So I installed VoodooShield as a stop gap, and it's working OK. However, this is my first real go at a limited rights account, and I have had some issues with software leading to a UAC password prompt, even on startup. There are other issues like Comodo Programs Manager not monitoring in the user space, which I managed to fix by setting all of the program's executables to "Run this program as and administrator". I have now done this for several programs, but it's not so much that I can't go back and undo this if there is a better way. Some programs do still request a password when being run on click, which is something I would like to get around if possible. Would be best if it were just programs I designate I guess.

So here is what I would like;
1. Programs I set to startup run on startup in the userspace in the user space without a UAC prompt. Not sure what's in all of this
2. Programs I install in the userspace do not require UAC approval to run on click. I have security to catch mistakes I m... Read more

A:Setting up User Space in New W7 Pro Install

Ouch! I don't want to get involved on my system in something as knotty as what you mention in 1 and 2.

I think you probably put this in the right forum. I hope it will attract some attention. Maybe this modest post will help with that.

If nobody here takes it up, try other computer forums. Major Geeks, Wilders, Raymond.cc Forum, http://forums.anandtech.com/, http://forums.mydigitallife.info, http://forums.techguy.org/, Geeks to Go - Free help from tech experts, http://windowsforum.com/, Tom?s Hardware: For The Hardcore PC Enthusiast, http://www.techsupportforum.com, MSFN, OSR Online - The Home Page for Windows Driver Developers, http://www.pchelpforum.com. (Checking my Favorites folder in LastPass vault.)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, pal!

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Trying to install windows Vista back onto my opperating system, and allowing it to wipe out everything else on my computer to restart fresh... Only problem is there isn't enough initial space... Is there a "best" way to go about freeing up space, and how?? Thank you so much!

A:Not enough partition space to install Vista :(

This is a good guide to reinstalling Vista . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

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I have installed SP2, my windows folder is now 2,5 GB.

Which folders can I delete or move to CD to free up more disk space ?

ServicePackFiles = 509 MB

SoftwareDistribution = 598 MB

are some of the biggest

A:SP2 how to free up disk space after install.


EasyCleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.

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I can't complete the setup process in W8 Pro Upgrade. When I try to install it from the W7 desktop, I get as far as it telling me that I need to free up at least 20GB on my SSD. I have a 64GB SSD with just Windows 7 installed on it and only 5 GB of free space. I have placed the W8 install onto a Flash Drive as well, with the hope to boot directly from it and it refuses to boot from the FD specifically. This is frustrating to say the least.
I have even gone into the bios and specified that I wanted to boot from the flash drive ONLY and when I reboot my PC it says Loading from CD Rom.....and then Windows 7 boots right up. This is driving me crazy.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Need To Free Up Space on SSD To Install Windows 8

doesn't sound like upgrading to me, why is it asking for more disk space, when i upgraded I never got that, and upgrade is where windows 8 replaces windows 7, disk space shouldn't be an issue.

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I installed a Crucial 525GB SSD with their install kit using the Acronis cloning software to replace the HD in a 3 year old Dell desktop. Everything works fine except when I check the hard drive space, it's showing the same 298GB of the old drive. In Disk Management at Disc 0, I have under Volume, C: with 298GB and Partition with 190GB. How do I combine the two or eliminate Partition? Computer won't let me delete Partition and screen shots follow.

A:Installed SSD with the install kit but SSD has same space as old drive

I wouldn't try to delete that partition marked "System".

Note that it's about 190 GB, and is virtually empty. But it's marked "system". That's where your boot files are. If you deleted it, you wouldn't boot.

I'd shrink it down to maybe 200 to 500 MB--well under 1 GB.

That will generate a bunch of "unallocated space"--about 190 GB of it.

Then you can add that unallocated space to C.

I don't think Windows will let you do all of that with Windows own built in tools.

I'd use Partition Wizard Mini Tool:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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I have seen this post in a few differant spots but never an answer that works. im tring to upgrade a computer with vista premium to 7 ultimate. Ever time it tells me that there is not enough space for the temp install files. there is over 60gb of free harddrive space. i have ran system cleanup, defrag, i have deleted all the temp files i can find and still the same thing.

please dont tell me to just do a clean install as this is not an option for this computer.

i have spent the last 5 hrs searching for a solution, and everyone i have found doesnt work.

does anbody know a solution that does.


edit: i did not mean to type xp. the computer is running vista

A:not enough space to temp install files

Hello liquidflesh, welcome to Seven Forums!

There is no straight upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7, I have seen some recommend a third party SW that will do it but I have no first-hand knowledge if it's a safe method to use or if you will lose data in the process.

How's that, I didn't say that a clean install is the only way, not in so many words anyway.

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I've built a new machine and installed Windows 8.1 and all the updates and i only have 69 GB free of a 111GB SSD.
Take in consideration that i have not a single app installed, I've already ran the disk utility and freed some space.
Can this be because i have a relatively large amount of memory (24GB)?

A:Fresh install taking to much space

Yes. Probably the pagefile.sys, Hiberfil.sys are the culprit. Go to the folder options and turn on "Show Hidden Files" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files ..." then look under C:\ drive. The Pagefile.sys and Hiberfil.sys probably occupy big chunk of your SSD space.

In addition, after installation and running all the updates, look under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. Those are downloaded updates that have been installed in your PC, you can safely delete those, just make sure Windows Updates is not currently running.

Also from Admin command prompt, run: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

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I typically install my OS on a small partition and keep all the data and programs elsewhere. In this case Win7 is on a 20GB partition of the C: drive.

XP never seemed to need more, however, 7 it has already consumed 19GB of that and wants more ... What to do? I really am not up for a complete reinstall, so my choices seem to be to keep that partition very lean and hope for the best, or convert the disk to a dynamic drive, so I can increase the space available.

Any thoughts?

A:disk space for WIn7 install

Most of the space is consumed by System Restore and Previous Versions, configurable to how much space they take up.

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Hello everyone,

This is my first post here, and I'm hoping that I can find the answers I need with what I'm sure is a vastly knowledgeable and extremely cool crowd.

So, here's what I'm trying to achieve. I have a Getac B300 laptop running W7Pro on a single partition. Through a rather bizarre mix of nostalgia and my love for sheer simplicity, I somehow got it into my head that I wanted to run an XP Pro installation on the same machine.

The next station of this (surely flawed ) thought process led me to wonder whether I could do just that with the already existing W7 installation. I got around to shrinking the C: partition, which netted me some 51 gigs of free space that I figured I could use to create a new partition on which to install XPPro. So far, so good.

As you'd expect by now, simply sticking the XP CD into the DVD drive and restarting the machine just won't work: I got the "XP can't see the hard drive" message. So, armed with Google as my friend, I ended up educating myself about how to use nLite to create a copy with integrated iaahci and iastor. Problem is, Having prepared three copies already, after I start the installation sequence and the XP CD installer starts loading files, I'm ending up with the message "the file iastor.sys could not be found," even though I did make sure to include the file that I downloaded from somewhere in the integration process.

So what am I missing here? What am I doing wrong? (I know that the whole concept ... Read more

A:How do I install XP on unallocated disk space?

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

We have a tutorial on how to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP. Give it a read and see if following it works out for you.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hello All:

I am trying to do a fresh install of XP, and I have a 200gig drive in my system. Upon going into the setup and getting the install started, When I started the FORMAT, it shows my drive as 131062...

How do I correct this issue?

A:Missing HD Space on Fresh Install

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I would like to try Windows 8 Pro on my PC, I've currently installed Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) with SP1 on my PC which takes about 7.8 gigs of disk space. So, my question is that how much disk space does a normal clean installation of Windows 8 Pro (32-bit) takes?

A:How much disk space does a Win 8 Pro 32-bit install takes?

This read will get you in the ballpark. Those giving space recommendations typically deal with space for "just" win8--not mentioning pro specifically.

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When one does a clean install of Windows 8 does the instillation create that 100 mb reserved space like Windows 7 does?


A:Clean Install and 100 mb Reserved Space

Yes it does, but Windows 8 makes a 350MB system reserved partition instead of the 100MB that Windows 7 makes.

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Heloo All,

I am trying to install Win XP through USB, I followed the procedures listed in the forum, I was able to run PE_USB stuff etc, and was able to get the options, and was able to run through the options as well, But the 4th one, gets me the error 'tempimage.img not found' where it tries to create it and fails with some space issue.

In my C: drive, I have all the files including the XP installation files as per the instructions, and my free space in the C: is around 500MB.

Is this the reason that it throws the error, should I make my free space more than 1 GB? Please advice whatever reasons could be.

A:Win XP install through USB, should my C drive free space be more?

I dont have XP currently installed but off of the top of my head I would say that yes the
space on C: should most likely be 2G.
I think XP itself will need 1G of space and then it will need some room for its temp and page files.

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So I have this old game Virtual Springfield. I haven't played it in ages and never on this computer. I have to install it in order to play. When I try to it says "Your currently selected Hard disk does not have enough available space to install this program. Please select another drive." But I have 46.5 GB of space left. The game is 64 mb!! Any idea why this might be?

I have heard fabulous things about you tech kids.. make me proud!!!

A:Game Wont Install: Available Space

Hi trikc, welcome to TSG!

I have two questions:
1. What operating system are you running at home?

2. What are the system requirements of the game (operating system in particular)?

If you are running Windows XP, some Windows 95/98 games have compatibility issues, and provide all sorts of painful problems.

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So I installed 7RC as main OS.
But i had to delete Vista and 7Beta whitch I had in a small partition, now that partition shows as unallocated.
How can I make it be part of the C drive again?

A:unalocated disk space after install.

Depends where the unallocated space is - is it on the Left in the Disk Management window?

If you post a screenshot of Disk Management, it would help.

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Recently i find my C:drive space reducing without installing any software.I use windows 8.1 OS with 3GB RAM and 160GB HDD.My C:drive allocation is about 40GB. and now the drive shows about 150MB of free space only.

A:Drive space diminishing and can't install anything

Is this a SSD drive?

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I just purchased a neww 120 intel 520 ssd to load win 8 pro on and here is my question. I loaded win 7 and all updates then used the upgrade dvd I bought for win 8, I was under the impression from what I have read that it was only supposed to use about 20 gigs of the drive mine however is using 33.5 gigs of the 111 that the drive has? All that I can see that it has other than the os is it loaded the most current nvidis drivers for my graphics card but that should not be 13.5 gigs! What did I do wrong on this install and how can I fix it?


A:Space requirements on fresh install?

Windows.old folder?

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. I have this program installed which will tell me what pc games I can or cannot play in the machine. I asked about Civilisation 4, and I got a no. It's about my video card not meeting the minimum requirement. Can someone tell me if I can upgrade my video card, or it won't work with my laptop.All other requirememts were passed, except that. Please click screenshot link to see what video card I need to have.

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Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

A:Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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