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What is meant by a partition, how can I check the free space, what is the recommended free space and how can I assure that it has that amount of free space?
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A partition is a subdivision of a hard drive which is addressable as a separate drive.  For example, you could partition your hard drive C: into 2 separate partitions, called C: and D:, and it would be almost exactly like having two separate physical drives.  You can check the free space of a drive by going to My Computer, right clicking on the drive, selecting Properties, and you will be given a pie chart of the used vs. free space, with the number of bytes in each.  I'm not sure about the recommended free space, but I know I always used to run out of drive space on my old Win95 computer (with only 1.6 gigabytes on it), and Windows wouldn't run if I had less than about 100 megabytes free.  To ensure you have more free space, uninstall unneeded programs, do a Disk Cleanup regularly (the Windows version of this operation is on your Start Menu under Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools.)
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Well, nobody else seems to want to add anything further to this question.  I think I should add one very interesting and educational article about disk cleanup to this, from the now defunct Windows Magazine, an article from Fred Langa's Explorer column called "Scrub your hard disk clean", and then I will ask you:

Frankoravec, is your question answered?

http://content.techweb.com/winmag/columns/explorer/2000/18.htm
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Lee,
I do apologize for the delay. Thank you so much for the information.
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