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    Default How much of the hard disk space should be kept free?

    My problem isn't really a hardware problem, but I have only have a 810MB hard drive (hard to believe is this day & age!) so I'm always looking for ways to free up space.I'm not sure how much space should be left free for the disk to function properly - does anyone know? Thanks.

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    Default Re: How much of the hard disk space should be kept free?

    Hi
    I keep 100 meg free for the swap file but it can depend on the OS and the amount of ram you have. An old 286 or 386 can run with alot less. What are the specs for your PC?
    CJ

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    Default Re: How much of the hard disk space should be kept free?

    Hi
    I keep 100 meg free for the swap file but it can depend on the OS and the amount of ram you have. An old 286 or 386 can run with alot less. What are the specs for your PC?
    CJ

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    Default Re: How much of the hard disk space should be kept free?

    For 9x/ME/NT4: RAM x2 +12MB
    For W2K: RAM x 1.5


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    Default Re: How much of the hard disk space should be kept free?

    forget the so called 2x rule(s). if i had 1g of ram would i need 2g of swapfile? i dont think so!
    the best way to set your min swap file size is to montoir the swap file usuage/size and set it to what u would normally use plus a little xtra for safty. for eg a power user might use 512mb and a light web browseing only user might use 100mb.

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