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02-22-2010

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Clearing More C:Drive SW Pre-Load Space

2010-05-25, 0:50 AM

Fellow Lenovo R61i Series Users,

 

I need further suggestions concerning how to clear more C:Drive SW Pre-Load disk space. My R61i came with a 80 GB hard drive. My "legitimate" programs and documents should be no more than 20 GB (maximum), yet my system continues to generate more and more files ... taking more space. I frequently receive the "Low Disk Space" message.

 

Based upon your excellent suggestions - to date I have:

 

1. Unistalled unused and and unwanted programs (weekly)

2. Deleted "downloaded" files from Lwilson747>Documents>Download (weekly)

3. Run the "Clean" program (daily)

4. Checked "Back-up and Restore" (I have no "Backups") (monthly)

 

I have no desire to simply "purchase a larger hard drive", instead I would like to identify and resolve the root cause of this problem.

 

Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Lawrence 

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03-12-2009

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Re: Clearing More C:Drive SW Pre-Load Space

2010-05-25, 18:36 PM

If you're not going to use it, System Restore can take up a good chunk of space.  You might want to disable it.

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Re: Clearing More C:Drive SW Pre-Load Space

2010-06-01, 22:17 PM

Fellow R61i Series User,

 

Thank you. I believe you solved the primary "cause" of my disk issue. I have disabled system restore which immediately freed about 30 GB of disk space.

 

Many, many thanks, Lawrence

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