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How to cope with Laptop C partition low disk space error problem

What can I do to remove laptop C partition low disk space error for installing my newly downloaded games? This low disk space error just stopped me several times to install my games, though I have deleted all unnecessary files, folders and programs there.

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When there is low disk space error, just delete all unwanted partition files and uninstall all useless programs.
And then, use disk management to resize your computer partition spaces.
But, if you can not resize all partition space by yourself, you also can use some related partition resizing tools to help you out.
Here is a video tutorial for you to go on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk
No matter what happens, always make partition data well in case of data loss problems.

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When you are stuck in low disk space problems, there are two ways to go on:
1). Directly extend this C partitions with the free space of your other partitions.
Some partition resizing tools can help you freely resize all partition space in several clicks, like this: http://www.resize-c.com/
2). Directly change another larger drive to instead this laptop hard drive for future use.
Note: Back up all partition data well at first to avoid unnecessary data loss.

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All right! In my experiences, the ways to remove this low disk space problem could be different according to your different situations.
Have checked whether there is still free space left on the same physical space with your C partition, like D, E, or F partition?
If there is, back up all important partition data well and try to directly extend this c partition space with the free space of rest partitions in Disk Management.
Or straightly apply partition resizing software to move the free space there, like: http://www.partition-magic-server-2003.blogspot.com/2013/11/resize-server-2003-partition-free.html
But, if there is no enough free space left, OK, change another larger drive to instead the old one.
In case of data loss, never forget to make partition data backup well.

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The question suggests that you have a partitioned drive with space available on the partitions. as the other user outback jack suggested move the videos graphics and music to the other partition. you can resize the space allotted for c drive using easeus partition manager or the one that comes with your operating system.

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If you downloading games and it shows a low disk space, this means that you have no more room on your hard drive. Games do require alot of disk space, and memory, If you have an external portable drive this will help you have move unnecessary files and folders to this drive. or install all your games their and just have a short cut on your desktop for access to your games. I would not suggest you delete any files or folders if you are not tech savvy, you might delete something that you need for your OS to operate. if there is nothing on your laptop you want to keep and you have a restore CD, then do a fresh install of your OS and then download your games. also defragging your hard drive might clear up some space. and clean up your registry with a registry repair cleaning program. this might also help. But a FreeAgent Go Drive is a portable drive you can use through a USB Port and they can be purchased in GB size's for more space. GOOD LUCK!

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Hi Belinda
Basically it is a good idea to use the "C" drive for the Operating System (Windows) and minimal 3rd party software.
Move all Movies, Music & Photo's to another drive. The "D" drive.
This can be internal or external depending on the computer.
An external 1 to 4 Terrabyte drive on the USB port is really useful actually... it is really mandatory these days to perform backups & keep the big files on. Like Movies & Music & Photos.
To give you long lasting capabilities into the future I would suggest something like this Dock Drive
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/NewerTech/Voyager/Hard_Drive_Dock
You get to choose which drive to plug in and they can be stored securely (in tinfoil antistatic) when not in use.
The dock will allow you to keep a bootable emergency drive on one drive and a backup of all your movies on another and even a copy of all your music on another. This is my preferred method as it's future proof. if your computer gets broken or stolen then you still have a copy of everything. I prefer to use the 3.5 inch (larger) drive as they have faster access & backup capability. The 2.5" drives are great for portability & run on 5volts only so are not as fast. The dock can take either.
Hope this Helps

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