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Why does installation of same programs under 2000 take almost double the harddisk room as they did under 98?

Our initial installation of 2000 and office used under 2 gig of harddisk. Fine.  

After installing all the remaining programs we had on our original 98 PC it went up to 9 gig!!!  The original 98 PC only used 5 gig.

Why the 4 gig difference?  (even after I deleted all the temp files)
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Alistair7
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nihlcatCommented:
Let's itemize some of these other apps and have alook!
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georgecooldudeCommented:
Well i know NTFS uses more space that a FAT partition but I didn't think it would affect the installing of apps but this much.

Are you using FAT and NTFS file systems?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello Alistair7 =)

Use Treesize and check which file\folder is taking up the most of space on ur system >> http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml
It can the Big size of ur hidden pagefile.sys file also :-?
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Alistair7Author Commented:
Thanks guys.  The problem was the "Recycle" folder which contained 5 different recycle bins.  I didn't realize I needed to empty all 5 separately from within each profile.  Despite the fact that I had administrative rights, I couldn't emply all 5 from within just 1 profile.  I regained 1.8 gig of space.
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