XP Installation Help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rakster, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. rakster

    rakster Guest

    Hello,

    I am about to install XP on my lappie. I only have a 5gb disk..I need any help/advice with regards to any tweaks that i can do so that i don't use too much of my disk.

    Cheers
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Welcome to the forums rakster. Have fun. :)

    1/ Turn off hibernation if you are not going to use it.
    Disable Hibernation to Save Space
    Unless you use it, you can disable hibernation in :
    Control panel > Power Options > Hibernate
    If left on, the hybernation reserves disk space equal to your RAM

    2/ Turn off system resotre if you don't want it.
    Right click my computer/properties/sytem restore.
     
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Dumping the dll cache will save on about 400 meg
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache

    open a command prompt window & type
    sfc /purgecache
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    definitely disable restore
    back up your drive to CDs' using a drive image program like
    PowerQuest DriveImage 2002

    :cool:
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    make the recycle bin as small as you can
     
  5. rakster

    rakster Guest

    Many thanks guys....