How do I figure out how much free space I have on my Windows XP hard drive?

by on November 30, 2008

Q: How can I tell how much hard-disk space is available on my computer? I am running Windows XP Professional Operating System Version: 5.1.2600. The reason I ask is that I want to install Photoshop CS4, and their system requirements say, “1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)”.

Does my computer have enough juice to run Adobe CS4 Design Premium? I am running Windows XP Professional, with the following specs:

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz
Processor Speed: 2.99 GHz
Memory (RAM): 1024 MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Operating System Version: 5.1.2600


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    Actually, I’m not convinced that a lack of free space is the cause of your installation problem. Part of the error message you provide says, “cannot install on flash-based storage devices”. Does your computer use a solid state drive instead of a traditional hard drive? Do you have any USB flash drives, memory cards, and/or memory card readers connected to your computer?

    To discover the amount of free space for each hard drive in your Windows XP computer, go “My Computer” => right-click on the hard drive (usually called “C”) => and choose “Properties”. You should now see a pie chart representing free space versus used space. Repeat this for each hard drive listed in My Computer. A healthy computer will have 5 GB or more of free space in each hard drive. Many computers have only one hard drive.

    Does the above information help?

     
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