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Computer internal HDD?

Hello, on my computer when i do stuff liek Add file to my pc the HDD space seems to not go down.. and even go up some times like i installed a program before i installed i had 4gb free space then i had 3.6gb free space then i uninstalled the program and i had 11gb free space... how can this be does it mean im losing files? or something any help would be great thanks.

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Re: Computer internal HDD?

It?s difficult to say for sure without knowing the details but its doubtful you?re loosing files if you are using the Windows uninstall utility.

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Not enough storage space on my computer

Whatever version of Windows you're using, in the view you're most comfortable with (Explorer, My Computer, Disk Manager, etc) right-click on your local hard drive(s) C: D: etc and select [Properties]. The very first tab, [General] should bring up information showing the space on the drive and a button labelled "Disk Cleanup". Click on that, follow the prompts as needed to select items to remove from your hard drive. You'l probably see that Temp files, temporary internet files and recycle bin files are taking up a lot of space. These are safe to remove.
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If you just need more storage space for files there are more specific options available for your PC. Could be simple as adding an external hard drive or check the Dell support site for upgrading the internal HDD on your computer.

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Uninstall (not simply delete) all unused applications. These programs take up space on the hard drive and reduce the area for temporary files and load the Windows registry with dozens or even hundreds of file that need to be loaded at boot time. Both of these situations can drastically slow a computer down during boot and while running.

Perform some disk "housekeeping". Run Cleanup to remove old temporary and orphaned files, cookies, etc. Read the directions carefully before using.

Run the Windows Disk Defragment Program. It is a tool for each hard drive. This program consolidates data and free space so that the disk has large, unbroken blocks of unused space to write temporary files - and makes reading data easier as it can be found in one place - instead of having to hunt all over the disk to find it.

Remove existing and prevent future "****" from collecting by using Ccleaner aka "**** cleaner". When run and set up correctly, it will remove and prevent accumulation of junk files and spamware. Again, read directions carefully and allow updates to the program for maximum protection.

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My computer has started taking a long time to change screens and find stuff. It seems that I sit and wait on everything I try to pull up. Is there something I can do to solve this so I don't have to sit...

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