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

Posted on 2004-10-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
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)
Question by:Alistair7
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    Let's itemize some of these other apps and have alook!
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    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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    Hello Alistair7 =)

    Use Treesize and check which file\folder is taking up the most of space on ur system >>
    It can the Big size of ur hidden pagefile.sys file also :-?

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    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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