|Q108409: Increasing Hard Disk Space on Computer|
During installation, there may be a message received stating that there is not enough hard disk space to complete the installation. This article explains how to determine how much disk space is left and how to increase, or free up, hard disk space.
Determining hard disk space
Follow these steps to determine how much hard disk space is available on the computer.
It is possible that you need more space to install your software than the minimum system requirements in the product documentation state. A general rule of thumb is you need twice as much space as stated. If you need to increase hard disk space follow the instructions in the increase your hard disk space section below.
If you are certain you have enough space to install the software on your computer, something else is causing the error. You can click ok to close the properties dialog, and visit the Who to Contact page for instructions on how to contact your vendor for immediate assistance.
Increase hard disk space
There are several ways to increase hard disk space. The most thorough way is to use the Windows utility disk cleanup. Disk cleanup searches the drive and then walks through the process of deleting:
Disk cleanup can be directed to delete some or all of the files it identifies.To use disk cleanup:
Optionally, you can clean unused Windows components and installed programs using the more options tab of the disk cleanup dialog. For more information, search the Windows help by selecting start > help or double-clicking my computer and selecting help > help topics. Search for disk cleanup, Windows components, or add/remove programs.
If you do not want to use disk cleanup, you can do any or all of the following items to free up space on your hard drive.
|Last Modified Date: 10-02-2007ID: Q108409|