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skeezix07
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Registered: ‎05-02-2008
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Running Out of Disk Space!

I have removed about all I can from my Z60M but my 80 GB disk has only about 20% of space left and the laptop is dragging its butt on every program I run. My question is -- how can I upgrade to a larger disk? Is it something I can do or does Inovo of IBM do it in the shop? I like the Z60M but didn't think I'd need more than 80 GB for storage. BTW -- I also have a 50 GB maxtor that I'm offloading pictures and music on to free up the computer.
 
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LynnMorag
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Re: Running Out of Disk Space!

As a keen photographer, I'd be interested in this too. I did reclaim a large amount of space by doing backups on an external hard drive rather than on the laptop itself. At the moment I have two external hard drives and the small, very portable USB one gives me an extra 250GB (however, I can't do back-ups to this one).


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skeezix07
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Re: Running Out of Disk Space!

Lynn,
 
Thanks for your reply. It isn't what I was hoping for but you certainly know what I'm facing with my laptop. I'm into photos too, but as references for my watercolors. So, I learned a long time ago that I'd have to off-load my photos in order to have operating space on the Laptop. It works fine, but I am constantly filling the Hard Disk (if that's what they call them anymore!). I was hoping someone out there could tell me what to do if I wanted a larger disk on the Laptop, but no one has offered any advice in that direction.
 
Thank you for your reply. It is very appreciated.
 
Best of luck with your photography.
 
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skeezix07
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Re: Running Out of Disk Space!

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Lynn,

 

I'm back again. I wanted you to know that I found one other trick that worked. It involved clearing the System Restore Points. These files result it tons of disk space every 24 hours! I found the procedure in Windows XP at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/mcgill1.mspx I assume the link is still there. Follow these steps and you will see a significant result in the amount of available disk space when you finish. When finished you will restore as describewd by Michael McGill. It works better than anything else I have tried to free up my disk space.

 

Good Luck,

 

Skeezix07 

Message Edited by skeezix07 on 06-29-2008 03:22 PM
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LynnMorag
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skeezix07 wrote:

Lynn,

 

I'm back again. I wanted you to know that I found one other trick that worked. It involved clearing the System Restore Points. These files result it tons of disk space every 24 hours! I found the procedure in Windows XP at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/mcgill1.mspx I assume the link is still there. Follow these steps and you will see a significant result in the amount of available disk space when you finish. When finished you will restore as describewd by Michael McGill. It works better than anything else I have tried to free up my disk space.

 

Good Luck,

 

Skeezix07 

Message Edited by skeezix07 on 06-29-2008 03:22 PM

Oh I appreciate the reply, Skeezix!

 

I must have disabled this at some time, but following a problem on my mother's machine when I needed to use this facility, I re-enabled it. That was lucky as it saved me a day or so later!

 

Reading this again, I am going to go back into it to see if you can limit the time over which it stores the restore points.