C drive full in Windows Vista SP2 box, how to free up disk space?

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C drive full in Windows Vista SP2 box, how to free up disk space? Please advise.

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*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
You can run WinDirStat and clean unnecessarily stuff.
goprasadAuthor Commented:
How to run this tool? Please advise.
nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i would first uninstall all old - or not needed software - including toolbars
then delete all temp files and folders
if needed, move your data to an external disk
you can also right clik the disk - select properties and use the disk cleanup tool !

what is the actual disk size?  i'm guessing 160 GB?
unless you have lots of data - that is big enough; but you can also install a bigger disk -  they are cheap now; a 2 TB drive cost s around  80$

external drive :  http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Desktop-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B002QEBMCI
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Dirk MareConnect With a Mentor Systems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Plus one for the cleanup tool..

Also delete/decrease the size of your Restore files.
Right Click My Computer
Click Properties
On the left, click on System Protection
Select Drive C: and click configure

dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Get CCleaner https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download  You only need the free version.

Run that to clean up all unwanted files.  That'll clean out temp folders, browser files, etc etc.
diperspConnect With a Mentor Commented:
TreeSize Free http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free is a great tool for you to see exactly what is taking up all the space in your drive.  If you find a large directory that you're not familiar with, post back here and we can give you recommendations.
*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
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