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I have Compaq presario desktop which seems to be eating up HDD space. The main partition is 290GB.I have a preinstalled Vista home premium OS, MS Works, Office 2003 and an Epson all in one Printer. The only files worth talking about are Music(1.37GB) and Pictures(339MB)-hardly setting the hills on fire. The system is showing the C drive to have used 39.1GB. Can this be true? Best regards, Ewan.

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Hi Ewan
Vista is a massive install which takes over 7GB from a clean install, after updates it takes considerably more space and top of that are the programmes that we all like to use like nero, office etc, keep an eye on how much hard drive space you have on the boot (C:) partition because overfilling them can cause system crashes, back up as much music, vids, docs and pic as you can. You can also delete the temp files using a programme called ccleaner.exe which is freeware

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