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10 Jan 2010  

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Disk space usage discrepancy

I just installed Win 7 Ultimate on my UMPC, Viliv X70. I am surprised at how well it runs (using optimized for best performance setting without aero) on my fairly slow umpc (1.3ghz atom, 1 gb ram, 16gb ssd). Even the diskspace requirement surprised me.

But the disk space usage is also what i have question about. When i right click and select property for drive C, the used space is 7.27 GB and free space is 2.95 GB on a 10.2 GB partition.

But when i go to the root dir of drive C and select all the files and folders and right click on property, the total space used by 65 thousands files is 9.81 GB.

I don't have disk compression enabled.

Anyone has an answer to this? all of my other drives shows the expected disk space usage whether by right clicking on the drive letter and select property or by highlighting all the files and folders and select property?

Btw, i really miss the "ask me what to do" option in XP when you do shutdown in Win 7. I guess there is no way to bring that back unless anyone here knows how?
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