Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
In addition, if you have features like system protection enabled that is going to eat into some of your space. You have the ability to turn this off if you wish. Just right click on My Computer, go to Properties, and click on System Protection on the left.
And things like hibernation and page files also consume the drive. If you don't use hibernation, you might want to turn it off to get that space back.
No sys protection settings are on.. "hibernation" in Win 7 is the same as "change when the computer goes to sleep" right? I have that set to never on monitor and drives (while laptop is plugged in)
so I should be good there? Thanks for those tips though