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bmorrissey51

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#1
Ok, I bought a laptop, and it said that it was supposed to have 20GB of sapce....when I check the C: it only shows 18.6 or something like that. I have only one profile that I use, and I am looking at a screen that allows me to change profiles, I will tell you what it says so you guys can help me:

Account Unknown 867KB Local Local

BRAD/Brad Morrissey (which is the one I use)16.3 MB Local Local

BRAD/Guest 3.58 MB Local Temporary


Now, when you add all these HD spaces, you get closer to 20GB that I am supposed to have. So, is it safe to assume that I can erase the other account, which I guess it just a guest account, and that the HD space from there will then move to BRAD/Brad Morrissey? This isnt really needed to be done, but I wouldnt mind getting closer to 20GB on my main profile. Thanks for the help, and sorry for the confusing situation.
 
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I think the Unknown account should be safe to delete. But I would keep the "Guest" account intact, since it comes installed with XP by default and won't take up much space anyway.
 
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bmorrissey51

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if I was to erase the Unknown account, I woulnt gain much space anyway, it is the guest account that has the 3.some odd GB of space that I want.
 
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bmorrissey51

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#9
yeah, whatever it is....I dont use the account so there should be no need for that space to be in there, unusable by my regular account
 
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bmorrissey51

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#10
dammit sorry all, my original post should say 16GB and 3.58GB not MB, sorry for the confusion
 
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allan

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#11
NTFS reserves 12% of the drive for the Master File Table
Pagefile takes up whatever you set it for
System Restore reserves space, depending on your settings
 
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bmorrissey51

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#13
XP Pro OS...but if certain things have space stored for them, that is probably why I dont see all my 20GB...thanks for your help everyone.
 

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