Question by  brenda (18)

Why is Windows taking up lots of room on hard drive?

Can the space required be reduced?


Answer by  mooman2679 (1018)

There really is nothing that can be done to reduce the space of the WINDOWS folder. If you have Windows Vista, it will take up way more space than any other operating system. You could downgrade to XP or upgrade to Windows 7.


Answer by  PowerIsMe (844)

You can try disk-cleanup. Open "My computer". Right click on a drive > Properties. Then click on "Disk Cleanup". Usually you can safely remove "Temporary internet files", empty your recycle bin etc. You can also try cleaning old system restore files.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Windows can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. Start by uninstalling any unused programs and fonts. Then you can run the disk clean up utility to remove all your old temporary and unnecessary files. If you still need more space then you should look through your hard drive for folder left from uninstalled programs.


Answer by  computerguy (36)

Go to Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, but then click on Add/Remove Windows Components. Also, go to Start, Programs Accessories, Disk Cleanup and compress old (unused) files (includes Windows).


Answer by  Jason50 (54)

This can be because of the number and size of the programs you have on your computer, you can uninstall unused programs to see if that helps.

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