Originally Posted by kwilliams
Yes, those are the downloaded update files. You could copy them to another
drive and copy them back again ( think you need to take ownership to do that.) How would you get them to install? I just delete them.
Not familiar with your laptop, but are you sure you don't need the things Acer has reserved to do a recovery? If it is to the left in Disk Management Vista won't be able to extend.
As you have an external hd, you might like to partition that into two or three.
Copy the personal folders you don't constantly need to access onto one. Backup to another using Vista's backup function.You could image your installation onto it, using e.g. the free Drive Backup Express Drive Backup Express - Free Download!
You then don't need to also keep those personal folders and backups on your C partition.
You could delete things you don't need , e.g. the sample media, pictures, tv shows, videos, music. You can also right click and delete any wallpapers you don't want - they're on your C drive under Windows/web. You could open the Fonts folder and highlight them all - right click and delete one by one (Vista won't let you delete the one's she needs). If you think you may want them back later, copy the folder to your external hd before deleting them from your laptop.
Hope this helps