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    XP Home reinstall issue

    So I reinstalled XP home on one of my office computers thanks to the great help from this forum. I used the TweakHome process and everything has worked fine with one issue. I followed the recommended partition space using 10gb as the amount. I am now running out of space on that C drive. Is there any way I can increase the amount of space in that partition without having to go through the reinstall process again? The drive is around 74gb.

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    You should have given it more space as Windows is a hog, but you can install many things on other drives. Just reserve C drive for Windows stuff. There are also partition managers that can allocate more space.

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    The MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.8 (free) will let you extend a partition.

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    Hi JoeP,
    To expand on what burger said, you can regain a lot of space on your C: partition by doing these things -

    1. If XP is working properly, In Disc Cleanup - More options, delete all but the most recent restore point.

    2. Do a thorough Disc Cleanup of Temp files, Temporary Internet files, and other junk files.

    3. Delete old Windows Hotfix and Update "KBxxxxxx" installation files.
    These can be found in the folders C:\Windows, C:\Windows\$hf_mig$, and C:\Windows\ie8updates.

    4. In Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Performance -> Settings -> Advanced -> Virtual memory -> Change,
    re-assign the paging file to another partition.

    5. Re-assign your Documents folder to another partition. Right-click on My Documents, click Properties,
    In the Target: space type in D:\My Documents and then click Move...

    6. In Control Panel -> Power Options -> Hibernate tab, uncheck Enable hibernation.

    7. Uninstall Programs and Windows Features you do not use.

    After doing all of the above, my XP Pro + Programs C: partition occupies less than 6GB on a 12GB partition
    (with regular cleaning by steps 1, 2, & 3 above).

    Your 10GB partition should be sufficient if you do the above and repeat steps 1, 2, & 3 whenever your
    C: free space becomes less than 3GB.
    Last edited by lostwages; 2013-06-22 at 16:42.
    Happy Computing,

    Rich

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    You guys came to the rescue again. I used a combination of your advice above. The partition wizard solved the immediate problem. I then moved some stuff over to the second drive. I will add that the second drive was never identified during the reinstall. The wizard helped name it and get it ready for use. Allis well and I delayed the inevitable move to upgrade all 5 computers to Win 7 for a little longer. Thank you all

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    Great to hear the problem's been resolved.

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