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  • I just upgraded my xp to vista home premium, where i discovered that almost half of my desk space is used while my laptop still brand new with no data inside?


    Sunday, December 23, 2007 8:03 PM



    Hi Talaat,


    Thank you for the post.


    Before going further, please help confirm the following points:


    1. How much total hard drive space do you have?

    2. How much free space do you have on your hard drive?

    3. How much free disk space do you have before upgrading to Windows Vista?

    4. Did you perform a clean or upgrade install of Windows Vista?

    5. Did you install programs after Windows Vista was installed?


    Normally, a clean install of Windows Vista takes up 8-10GB disk space. In addition, the System Restore feature can take up a lot of disk space. After a period of time using Windows Vista, restore points will be created and disk space will be consumed. However, the System Restore feature is useful. For example, if the computer does not work properly after installing a certain program, we can easily restore to the state before the program is installed. Therefore, if your disk space is big enough, it is not recommended to turn off the System Restore feature.


    Hope it helps.


    Best regards,

    Tim Quan

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007 3:10 AM