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By jpruitt ·
I need to download a sofware program from a CD. There's not enough space on my harddrive. Is there any way for me to free up or access some memory to download the CD short of going out and buying memory cards?? I cannot delete anything. I need everything that's currently on the computer.

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by TheChas In reply to Accessing memory now

The only way to have more space for a program is to get a larger or additional hard drive.
You can use some of the digital 'flash' memory modules as extra storage space.

You can create a RAM drive if you have a lot of RAM installed. However, anything stored in a RAM drive disappears when power is shut off.

Unless you have already done a thourough clean-up, there are many files on most PCs that are not "needed".

Start with the Windows\Temp folder.
It is safe to delete everything that is over 2 weeks old.
Most files that are over 1 day old can be deleted.

Next, clear out your internet cache.
You can use the clear button from your browsers options menu.

How about mail files?
Cleaning out your sent items, deleted, and inboxcan create a bit of space.

Next, come screensavers, pointers, icons, themes, and games that you do not use.

You can also go through Windows setup, and delete optional components that you do not use.

As a side point, if you have less than 650MB of free space on your PC, Windows CANNOT run efficiently.
A larger hard drive will IMPROVE overall performance.

Chas

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by yelhsa3840 In reply to Accessing memory now

in dos type in "memmaker" this frees up space and you can compress your harddriveto free up more space, but you dont want to run your hard drive full or almost full it will slow the system down alot

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by dcosgrove In reply to Accessing memory now

You can safely delete all .chk files (results of fragments found during scandisk) and all .tmp files. Between this and the first answer you should get between 10 and 500 megs freed up. The windows temp file is great advice in general, it should always be as empty as possible, I've seen several hundred megs stored there.

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