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davy_fulla
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Anybody know how much space Vista takes up on the hard drive?  I got a new laptop next week with an 80gb hard drive.  I've hardly got anything on it - Vista, Firefox, OpenOffice and probably about 2gb of photos/videos.

 

I've created 2 sparate logins for me and the missus but when I have a look at the free disk space it says we've got about 13gb free out of 37.1gb.  Has my hard drive been partitioned when creating 2 accounts, i.e. 40gb for each user?  I just can't work out where the space has gone  :-[

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What does it say in Disk Management?

 

Right click on My Computer

 

Select 'Manage'

 

Select Disk Management on the left hand side

 

Should give you the proper lowdown of what's what.

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Done that mate. What's the E (data) drive used for? It's completely free with 37gb space.  Is that the missing space I'm looking for.  I think my hard drives partitioned into C and E with all the OS and that stored on C.  Am I ok to use the E drive to store all my documents/programs that I would store on the C drive when I was using XP?

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Done that mate. What's the E (data) drive used for? It's completely free with 37gb space.  Is that the missing space I'm looking for.  I think my hard drives partitioned into C and E with all the OS and that stored on C.  Am I ok to use the E drive to store all my documents/programs that I would store on the C drive when I was using XP?

 

Sounds like that's the drive you want, yeah.  It's not a bad way to be set-up really.  The average user shouldn't need any more partitions than that, one system and one for data should be sufficient.  If it's empty it's probably just sitting there waiting for you to fill it with porn photos, music and the like.

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Done that mate. What's the E (data) drive used for? It's completely free with 37gb space.  Is that the missing space I'm looking for.  I think my hard drives partitioned into C and E with all the OS and that stored on C.  Am I ok to use the E drive to store all my documents/programs that I would store on the C drive when I was using XP?

 

Cheers for that man.  That's the way it came from the shop but it's my first use of Vista so wasn't sure what was what.  I think I'll use the C drive till it'sfull though as I'm  bit of a luddite and like to keep things traditional. 

Done that mate. What's the E (data) drive used for? It's completely free with 37gb space.  Is that the missing space I'm looking for.  I think my hard drives partitioned into C and E with all the OS and that stored on C.  Am I ok to use the E drive to store all my documents/programs that I would store on the C drive when I was using XP?

 

Sounds like that's the drive you want, yeah.  It's not a bad way to be set-up really.  The average user shouldn't need any more partitions than that, one system and one for data should be sufficient.  If it's empty it's probably just sitting there waiting for you to fill it with porn photos, music and the like.

 

Sounds like that's the drive you want, yeah.  It's not a bad way to be set-up really.  The average user shouldn't need any more partitions than that, one system and one for data should be sufficient.  If it's empty it's probably just sitting there waiting for you to fill it with porn photos, music and the like.

 

Cheers man.  That'll do for me!

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