Hard drive & formatting windows

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Hard drive & formatting windows

1) If I were to format my Windows 7, do I have to buy a new Windows again or it's possible to preserve my own one like copying the product code and reuse it to register to my PC again?

2) I checked the files and folders in my disk C:, all of them took a totat spaces less than 60GB, but the disk C: shows that the used spaces are 250GB, is there something wrong? I scanned with anti-virus and it says PC is protected, no virus.

   

hubby
Re: hard drive & formatting windows

I havn't used Windows in a while, so my answers are based on WIndows XP:

1) You don't have to buy Windows again. You should have a product code somewhere - on the disc or on the computer. You just enter that code after the format when you're setting up Windows. There is a limit to how many times you can do it, but the limit is pretty high.

2) How/where are you getting this disk usage information? Are you taking into account all files? There may also be hidden stuff in there. If this is your reason for formatting the whole thing, I would figure out this issue instead.. Reformatting is a PITA..

Anonymous Visitor
hard drive & formatting windows
Yes all the files, and it seems days by days it's slowly increasing
hubby
Re: hard drive & formatting windows

How/where are you getting the disk usage information?

Anonymous Visitor
Re: hard drive & formatting windows
I check all the file size on disk C: and desktop and then I check on "computer", it seems file size remain but the one showed on "computer" disk C: is still increasing, it has taken 20GB now
hubby
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[quote=Anonymous Visitor]I check all the file size on disk C: and desktop and then I check on "computer", it seems file size remain but the one showed on "computer" disk C: is still increasing, it has taken 20GB now[/quote]

I'm kinda confused/not clear about what you are describing.. Are you comparing "disk c" to "computer"? the computer size would be larger because it would include the size for all disks and any hidden partitions where "C" would only be "C" ..

How are you checking all the filesize on disk C?
How are you checking "desktop"
How are you checking on "computer" ?

Anonymous Visitor
Re: hard drive & formatting windows
I just right click on the disk C: to check, then go inside disk C: select all files(I checked files on desktop and add up the size as well) and right click to check then compare both

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