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Chapter 7. Do-It-Yourself Program Instal... > Does Your Computer Have What It Take... - Pg. 69

Do-It-Yourself Program Installation Guide 69 How Crowded Is Your Hard Disk? A hard disk is like a refrigerator. You keep putting stuff in it until it's completely packed and you can't find anything. Before installing a program, you should make sure that you have enough free disk space for the program plus at least 30 megabytes for Windows to use as its workspace. To check disk space, simply right-click the icon for your hard disk drive in My Computer or Windows Explorer and click Properties. The Properties dialog box displays the total disk space, the amount in use, and the amount that's free, as shown in Figure 7.1.