zaveri
zaveri
Branch Unspecified
22 Jul 2012

Downloading software bigger than available disk space

Yesterday i was downloading a mechanical design software from the net.

But then a dialogue box appeared saying that the software required around 320 Mb , while i had only 207 Mb free on the hard disk. it asked whether to install anyway , to which i refused.

now what would have happened if i had agreed ? would my PC have crashed ?
22 Jul 2012
I'm assuming you're using Windows Operating System. Typically, when the application being downloaded or installed is larger than the available disk space, Windows throws an error informing about the limited space. But it offered to proceed anyway, in that case; the software installer would abort after being unable to extract the file to the disk. I doubt it'd cause your PC to crash.
Sahithi Pallavi

Sahithi Pallavi

Computer Science
22 Jul 2012
No Crash I think. As Bigk said just an error would display and then abnormal termination of the program.
Anoop Kumar

Anoop Kumar

Branch Unspecified
23 Jul 2012
You file will not be downloaded and if you try to download file bigger than available space system will get stuck/hanged.
Cleaning up temp file may create some space. try AtfCleaner small utility but still works .
zaveri

zaveri

Branch Unspecified
23 Jul 2012
Thank you guys.
Kedar Malwadkar

Kedar Malwadkar

Branch Unspecified
03 Aug 2012
Which software it was?
zaveri

zaveri

Branch Unspecified
03 Aug 2012
Kedar Malwadkar
Which software it was?
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Mayank25

Mayank25

Branch Unspecified
04 Aug 2012
Surely the system was not crashed !!!! but abnormal termination of program was held....

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