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Jack Catalano

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    Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
    « on: October 04, 2011, 02:50:06 PM »
    I ask this because Im still having the same problem with Windows Update and Drive D. My computer keeps saying that the Windows Updates are not installed correctly and that I have to free up space on disk D. ??? >:( :(

    Now I have tried Disk Defragmenter but I dont know if Im doing it right. When it says defragment now, I do that to all the disks, yet I still have the same problems. What should I do?

    Allan

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    Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
    « Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 03:14:19 PM »
    Defragmenting a disc does not increase free space. In fact, if you are short on space I'm surprised the defrag app will even run. Anyway, the only way to increase space is to delete files.

    Having said that, assuming your OS is on C: drive, I'm not sure what d: drive has to do with Windows Updates.

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      Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
      « Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 06:53:31 PM »
      Drive D appears on my screen. It says that Im low on disk drive space on disk D. Theres a picture of a disk at the bottom of the screen. I mean Ive deleted files from C,D,E etc. I dont know what else to delete.

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      Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
      « Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 08:15:29 PM »
      I suspect you need to delete System Restore Points.

      Jack Catalano

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        Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
        « Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 08:26:18 PM »
        I suspect you need to delete System Restore Points.

        Ok, how would I go about doing that?

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        Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
        « Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 05:30:12 AM »
        Disable system restore on all drives. As soon as you do, all restore points will be deleted. But I still don't understand - what do you mean "drive D appears on my screen"? Before you do anything, please explain your problem IN DETAIL.

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        Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
        « Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 07:25:27 PM »
        These two links may help:


        1. Microsoft's page on how to delete restore points

        It says windows 7, but if you have windows vista, it's pretty much same procedure as listed.

        2. How to reduce system restore disk usage in vista



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          Re: Do I use Disk Defragmenter to free up disk space?
          « Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 10:46:32 AM »
          Disable system restore on all drives. As soon as you do, all restore points will be deleted. But I still don't understand - what do you mean "drive D appears on my screen"? Before you do anything, please explain your problem IN DETAIL.

          What Im going to do is start a new thread and I will list all the problems I have on my computer and see if you can help me instead of starting 100 different threads.