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Hard Drive Filled Up

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I am reviving a Dell Dimension 2350 desktop. I installed Win XP professional by CD over anything that happened to occupy the hard drive. The HD is small at 30GB. To my surprise, there is only 1.38GB of space left.
Once I installed Win XP I had to update SP 2. All the way through NET Framework 3.5 the total MBs is about 1,426. SP3 took up to 1,500MBs. I installed Kodak printer software at 240MBs and Adobe Reader at 117MB.There were also 125 updates from Windows Update but I could not determine the MBs for these updates.
I find it hard to believe that the above consumed 29 plus GBs.
I did not wipe the HD clean prior to installing Win XP. I assumed that all existing data would be erased during the install. Maybe it wasn't?
Can you help me understand what happened? Are there some hidden data that I am just not aware of?
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