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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Quote Originally Posted by R.M. View Post
    I can't buy any more hard drives at the moment - i am not essential, you know.
    You can. Its the shops which have to be essential, not you.
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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    How much of the F: drive 485 GB is free?

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    The problem is that the 'Healthy(Recovery Drive)' is between C Drive and F Drive. Note - they are not separate drives, but partitions of the one drive. I have already reduced the size of F Drive in anticipation of enlarging C Drive (I have done this sort of manoeuvre successfully in the past...). And because of the location of the 'Healthy(Recovery Drive)' I can't enlarge C Drive.

    I haven't tried anything today yet - I am biding my time

    I checked Ascent for HDD prices, but the information there was that I clearly can't justify buying a new HDD at present. However, I found another spare HDD that I had, and after reformatting it (it had been used with the Freeview drive for my TV) it is now functional on my computer.
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    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Quote Originally Posted by R.M. View Post
    I checked Ascent for HDD prices, but the information there was that I clearly can't justify buying a new HDD at present.
    You haven't tied hard enough.
    See here for instance:

    https://www.warehousestationery.co.n...1=Hard%20Drive

    HDD essential...

    Haven't searched others - but you can.
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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Hi R.M. Re: the following comment,

    "I checked Ascent for HDD prices, but the information there was that I clearly can't justify buying a new HDD at present. However, I found another spare HDD that I had, and after reformatting it (it had been used with the Freeview drive for my TV) it is now functional on my computer".

    is this HDD External or Internal? I recently purchased a 2TB WD External from Noel Leaming for $99. I don't know if the special is still running.

    However, can you transfer photo and the like files from C: to the new HDD to make space on C:?

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Since you are running out of room on C drive just drag and drop all the folders that you wish to F drive then check everything is as you wish, after you are happy delete the transferred folders from C drive.

    You seem to be saying that you have reduced F drive, you should re-enlarge it again if so. Don't delete the recovery partition it has important folders and files on it, in case your o/s crashes.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Ok - some things to think about there. I try to keep my C Drive pretty clean (well, I thought I had) but when I look there are some files I could take off.
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Quote Originally Posted by R.M. View Post
    Ok - some things to think about there. I try to keep my C Drive pretty clean (well, I thought I had) but when I look there are some files I could take off.
    Did you run the disk clean-up ( system Files options) like Suggested ?? Its not uncommon if you haven't run it to get 2-5 GB back.

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Did you run the disk clean-up
    I did, and only got 110kb. So something, but not much.
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    Default Re: I need some hand-holding please!

    When you run Disk Cleanup is Windows Updates ticked? you could have a few gig's there

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