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USB drive i have a 2gb memory stick but i have only got about 0.8 gb and it says its full?

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What OS are you running? What computer do you have? Which memory stick is it? Have you downloaded music or software on it, or was it given to you by someone and you want to clean it up?

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The better option if you can offered it is a new computer, if you do any gaming. You are dealing with a 2.8 GHz CPU with a 400 MHz bus. The computer is probably fine for e-mail but video and gaming response will not improve.

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