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Windows 7: Two HDD Questions

05 Sep 2011   #1

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 
Two HDD Questions

Sony laptop, Windows 7, HPrem, 32bit, 250GB HDD (according to specs)

Computer states 194GB free of avail 223GB. Is this the norm ? After custom install, I have no factory bloatware, no documents, have only added Chrome, CC Cleaner, Real Player, Adobe Flash, Reader. Is something hiding on my HDD ? Win 7 should only take about 16GB, right ?

- Also, during first custom install I deleted Vista. Can it be recovered ? The second time I did custom install, Win 7 upgrade did not recognize previous Windows and I had to call Microsoft for activiation key. Would like to avoid calling in the future.

In summary, how do you evaluate what is on your HDD other than the listed programs under Windows, etc.

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05 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Post a snapshot of Disk Management using the Snipping Tool:

To open Disk Management, click Start, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Expand so all partitions are shown.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

UPLOAD IMAGE - How to upload into your thread, Windows Made Easy
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05 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

If you google and download "SIW", ( system information for windows) it will list everything on your comp, hardware, software etc
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05 Sep 2011   #4

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

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Is this OK ?


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06 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Every update you add to the system makes a backup. If you want, delete those and you`ll get some space back.
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can also install FileMenu Tools (FileMenu Tools), right-click a folder, and choose FileMenu Tools > Size of Folders. It will give you a sorted listing of all folders with sizes, and you can drill into the biggest ones to get more granular views of what's taking up so much space.

If it makes you feel any better, my OS is using 70 - 75 GB. 7 uses a lot more space than XP. One hog is the winsxs folder (Google).
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06 Sep 2011   #7

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

Thanks for the above replies. Any other ideas ?

Also, as mentioned, I completely deleted Vista during clean install. Anyway to recover ? Thanks !
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06 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What`s the 8.96 GBs all about ?
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06 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
What`s the 8.96 GBs all about ?
It's the active partition so it'll contain the boot record and is probably the recovery partition too.
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06 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I was asking the poster. Silly
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