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Old 04-25-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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Hey there I am a complete computer noob, i don't know what hardware or software is or anything. Not even sure im posting in the right thread. Here is my problem, I bought this computer a few months ago off dino pc, it cost me a grand and said it had a stupid amount of space on it, hence why i bought it. I used to have a crappy old 300 quid laptop that allowed me to have well over 30 steam games downloaded, as well as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and some other mmo's. Whilst i do have wow downloaded, i have like 3 small steam games downloaded and it tells me i cant download anymore because i have low disc space. When i click on my computer to see whats going on (I have windows 8, dunno if that makes a difference) it says Local disc(C has 0 bytes free of 111GB. Next to that is DVD drive (D Audio cd. and next to that is new volume (E which has 898GB free of 931GB. Why wont stuff download onto that 1 :'(. Need help please can you try to help me as though u were guiding a child, i dont understand computer mumbo jumbo. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
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When you install most software, a box pops up with where it's going to be planted. At that point you can change the drive designation. I wouldn't change anything else.
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In other words, change C:\ to D:\ during installation. Although that is very likely to cause it to install to root, so you want to make sure that you define a folder. Name it what you wish.
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It seems that the C: drive is the OS partition while the E: drive is for data. That way if the C: drive crash you won't lose the data but the installed files will have to be reinstalled for them to work.

When you install programs point them toward the E: drive.
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You are out of space on the C: partition as well. It should have warned you that the C: or any of them for that matter that it was running out of drive space.
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Lots of smiles there

Before you click on "next" every time you install something, look around for settings like "destination" where you see a button like "browse", or an "advanced" option that has it in another window. Something similar to this:


And further to what the others pointed out, I believe you should clean the drive C:\ and free some space to avoid any misbehavior from the system.
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Since your PC probly cost a grand you first HDD will probaly be an ssd, ssd's are much faster than hard drives so you better just leave it alone for windows 8 only. Now in steam you can make a new location for your steam games just give it a google since I have forgotten and its way to early in the morning for me to do any good hope this helps

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Ah yes, they're separate drives. Good thinking mate.
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