Just a Hard Disk Space Saving Tip From Me.
Ever wondered where a
large chunk of your hard drive disappeared to? If you run XP (this may apply
to ME) when you have included in the OS a Restore feature.
This feature takes a
snapshot of your system and stores it allowing you to revert back to that time
should something go amiss. Here's the catch. Microsoft allocates, by
default, up to 12% of you hard drive for these files.
To regain this wasted space and still keep more than enough restore points do
Before you do this make sure your system is
stable as this process will delete any current restore points.
Access the System Restore Wizard, click Start, point to All Programs, point to
Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
Choose the "System Restore Setting" item and Under the System Restore tab
check the "Turn Off System Restore" box and reboot.
Repeat the above but this time "Turn On System Restore" and move the slider to
the left to reduce the amount of space reserved. Anywhere between 200-400 mb
will give you up to 30 restore points (depending on your system).
Close the dialog box and in the main area create a new restore point.
Reboot and just look how much extra available disk space you have.
I saved 4 gigs on a small 20 gig drive.
One note you must log on as an Administrator or have Administrator rights.
Caution: If you are one who uses
System Restore quite often do not use this Tip. As stated above this
deletes all of your Restore Points and starts over creating new ones.