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    hard drive space

    Before installing windows 8 my hard drive had 79 gigs free after upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8 my hard drive space is now 69 gigs,its takes that much space or is my hard drive giving a false reading?.
    If so any way to correct?.

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Tjajmg,

    Usually when you upgrade Windows, it will create a C:\Windows.old folder in the new upgraded Windows that contains a copy of the previous Windows installation. It could easily be that large in size. Check to see if you have a C:\Windows.old folder. If you do, then the tutorial below can help show you how to delete it to regain that space back.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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