Hard Drive problem

When I look at my C drive in properties windows is telling me i have used 168 GB of my 200 GB hard drive. This is impossible as i did a clean install and only transfered about 38 GB of data back to the computer. Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix it?


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Hello and welcome.

Did you install the 64-bit edition?

Go to Start > Run, and type diskmgmt.msc and report back with the drive letters and space reported.

Also look for a folder called c:\windows.old and delete it.


windows.old is definately the problem, now i was just curious if there was anyway to install the programs in there without installing from the disk, such as just copying the program file folder over and finding a setup program, specifically for office 2007

thanks for the earlier tip

No, there is not, you will have to reinstall all apps.

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