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Old 07-27-2004, 03:57 PM   #1
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My computer (XP) is low on space so i was getting rid of some old programs in the add/remove programs thing and saw a ton of programs listed that were Windows XP Hotfix- (8 varying numbers and letters). I was wondering what theses are if I can get rid of them and how much space they take up. Any answers would be appreciated thanks!
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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They should be the windows update files, just leave them. If your getting low on space. Maybe consider a new hard drive?
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also, try running disk defragmentor to free up space ( do this in safe mode. If you have Norton Anti-virus, turn it off too)
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Yeah; they're updates and they don't take up much room at all anyway.

New Hard Drive is the answer if you need more space. Defrag would be a good idea until then though.
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if you don't want to buy a new harddrive yet, you could store some of your less used files on CDs or DVDs too. if you have a burner that is
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yea Im gonna put my music on CD's ive decided, as for the new hard drive how does that work i just by a bigger one? somebody please explain. As for the files would it hurt if i did remove them? Just so I know thanks!
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If you have room in your case, you can add a new one, and still have the old one. So realy not much change is required. It seems you dont know much, so take it to a shop and they can fit it in for you
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Yeah; a new one fitted as secondary would be even better. Saving the transfer time and saving the reinstalling of all of your programs and stuff.
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Yeah; a new one fitted as secondary would be even better. Saving the transfer time and saving the reinstalling of all of your programs and stuff.
thats a great idea if you don't want to lose everything, just buy a hard drive...they are inexpensive these days..install it as a secondary on the second connector of the cable that your first hd is on, set the jumper to pri. slave, then format it and your done.
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