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Low memory I recently reformatted my computer. I now have only half of the programs that i prevously had on my computer. However, my computer now has only half the memory available than it had before. why is this?

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It could be that when you re-partitoned it you left some empty space out of the partition. Or are you looking at Ram- which is usually refered to as memory as opposed to Hard drive space. Which you can usually see by going to my computer and clicking on your Local C: Drive

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