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Does less space in hard drive means slower computer?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Muz1234, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    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?
  2. colweb

    colweb Jade Collector Uploader

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  3. PJB

    PJB Well-Known Member

    Only if your disk is nearly full. Then yes, it will slow down your computer if that is the only disk you have as the O/S requires space for temporary files, cache, swap etc. Usually your computer will warn you when you're running out of space, no matter the O/S.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
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  4. colweb

    colweb Jade Collector Uploader

    PJB, Think you mean nearly full not empty.
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  5. teetsheeps

    teetsheeps New Member

    to add (though not a tech expert),

    also depends on the type of HDD you are using.
  6. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    If the bar is red, your system is dead..
    As stated above, windows needs free space to correctly operate.
    ccleaner is a free program the can remove temp files and assist performance. https://www.ccleaner.com/
    However, move data files off you drive to an external drive.
    And yes, I'm a tech expert.