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Windows 7: Deleting windows built in User Accounts

19 Sep 2011   #1
Britjoe

Window pro 8 64bit
 
 
Deleting windows built in User Accounts

I have a SDD and my 60GB is kinda down to 6gb of space left, I seen a slight speed decrease and I assume its because the hard drive is running short of available space,
I clean up my deleted files etc often,

Ive noticed there are user accounts that are hidden:

homegroup
aspnet
guest
My account(The only account I ever use)
administrator

can any of these account be deleted to save HardDrive Space
or is it time for a bigger SSD HD


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19 Sep 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joe,

Other than your user account, the others are system accounts and/or groups that Windows 7 uses to run Windows 7. Deleting them will most likely end in you having to reinstall Windows 7, so do not delete them.

Here's something to look at to help find what is taking up space on your HDD to allow you to possibly reduce some of it to help save space. In addition, you could also use a free program like WinDirStat to help see exactly what is using up your hard drive's space.


Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Sep 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can also move all of your data files to, if I read correctly, the 6TB of HDD space you have, and save the SSD for your OS. This tutorial has some steps outlined for doing that.
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Then you should stay around 20GB with only your OS on the SSD and you will notice little if any performance hit.
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19 Sep 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Britjoe,

After carrying out the steps in the tutorial link provided by Brink, then how is your free space on your SSD?
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27 Sep 2011   #5
Britjoe

Window pro 8 64bit
 
 

I cleared 30gb to other drives and things are just running fine now, definitely seems running well again thanks folks
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28 Sep 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcom Joe. I'm glad that we could help.
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28 Sep 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear you got it sorted
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