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Bought a floor sample, a few simple questions, please help!

I've never bought a brand new laptop before, always had a hand-me-down. got this floor sample for a great price, but it concerns me a little that all they handed me was the laptop, battery, and AC adapter. Was it supposed to come with disks? I was looking into system restore, and it seems like that would require that you have the vista disks. Is a laptop supposed to come with all the software disks?

Also, my hard disk space is disappearing in a very mysterious way. When I first turned on the computer after buying it, it said 121 gb free out of 141. The hard drive is 160gb. Those figures puzzled me, because it seems to mean that 19 gb (160-141) is the space taken up by all the programs that come with the computer...and that while being a floor sample, an additional 20 gb had been taken up (141-121). Is that indeed what it means?

I went ahead and transferred all my files from my old computer anyway..and memory went down to 97gb. Then today I wanted to return it, so I deleted all the files I transferred. Instead of going back up to around 121 gb, my hard drive space only went up to 107 gb. How is that possible? I have kept the computer at the suggestion of the ppl at the return desk... it is a good computer, but the disappearing hard disk space puzzles and confuses me. Even when I don't add any files or programs, it seems like the hard drive is shrinking noticeably. And because it's a floor sample, I keep thinking I'm missing out on something.

Sorry for the long and confusing post! Any advice would be appreciated.

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  • jen85 Jul 01, 2008

    so i just checked, and im down to 105 gb (from 107)!! All I did was post this message! How can that take me down 2 gigs??? this is so this rate I will soon have no memory left! Please help...



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Most new VAIO's do not come with any recovery CD or DVD what so ever.

The Vista installation has a recovery on the Hard Drive, so the use is welcome to create his own backup and recovery CD's. SONY tech support will probably tell you the same.

As you use windows, it will create it's own recovery points, which will also be stored on the Hard Drive, eating up some space. This is normal unless you turn off this Windows feature.

Also, did you delete files or did they just end up in the File Trash Bin ?
Clean out the file trash bin from time to time to free up some of the HD space.

Hope this helps

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