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Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:30:16 AM »
If the bar in Windows hard drive space is red, does it slows down the computer to run any software? What can slows down the computer? Too many programs installed?
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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 07:04:26 AM »
If the bar in Windows hard drive space is red, does it slows down the computer to run any software? What can slows down the computer? Too many programs installed?

Having a lot of your hard drive full does not affect performance at all under normal circumstances.

If it is extremely close to being totally full it can be a problem, but as long as there's enough space for the page file and a few random temp files or whatever, it literally makes no difference at all.

If you have an extremely large NUMBER of files you can cause delays in file system access simply by making the OS search through big lists of names to find a given file, but this is unrelated to what % of the drive is full, and in any normal use probably wouldn't be a problem. But a drive that is for example 90% full of mostly large files like movies or whatever shouldn't cause any issues at all.

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Yes the more programs you install into your operating system, the more chance you have of getting problematic apps or problematic combinations of apps that can cause performance issues.

Also there is some overhead from things like registry bloat when you have lots of apps installed.

I highly reccomend getting out a pen and paper and writing down a list of only the apps you actually use. Then re-install a fresh copy of your OS and ONLY install those apps that you have written down, this will give you the best possible performance for your system.


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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 02:36:52 PM »
does youtube fill up your hd? im getting there and im really not downloading much,but i watch alot of youtube.
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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 07:00:17 PM »
does youtube fill up your hd? im getting there and im really not downloading much,but i watch alot of youtube.

It shouldn't. Your browser will cache an arbitrary amount of live online content, but it shouldn't be keeping everything indefinately.

If you havn't done so in a while it probably wouldn't hurt to go into your browser's options and clear the cache.

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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 07:44:19 AM »
mmm looks like im gonna put files on a usb and push the big red button ;D
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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 01:52:32 PM »
well it seems muz is hisself seen his name pop in ru..... :D
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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 03:42:57 PM »
now what do u feel like when u think of modding ..sounds fun or bleh...

this is the vr4 strip it is how u make tilesets..one problem it needs a program as its to much to mess with in paint.

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Re: Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 07:21:11 PM »
Well, yes it does because virtual memory uses hard drive space instead of your physical RAM, but I hear anyone talk about virtual memory anymore. It was a big deal when Windows 95 first came out, now I hardly even hear it mentioned, ever anymore.