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When you delete a file the space it occupied should become free for new files - or extensions of extant files. But sometimes this does not happen because there are tranches of files all over the disk together with tranches of "empty" space. This may be what is happening to your disk, and the remedy is to defragment the disk, i.e. to put all the fragments of each file together thus leaving plenty of clear space for new files. Press the "start" key, click on "Programs" (or "All Programs", I do not know how it looks exactly in Windows 7), "Accessories", "System" and "Disk Defragmenter". This last will give you fairly clear indications on how to use it.