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Windows 7: Can I delete superfluous Win7 files for more space?

11 Jan 2012   #1
sungator

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Can I delete superfluous Win7 files for more space?

My new system has a 112 gb SSD for the system ( C: ) drive. It is obviously too small and dangerously close to running out of space. I've moved all the applications that I can to another drive, but I still require more "system drive" space. Since I'm running Win7 x64, can I move the "duplicate" Win 7 32bit apps off this drive ( i.e. Windows Defender )? Are there any "bloatware" files that I can move? I don't need all the "scenes and sounds" available. I don't know which files qualify for this removal. I wouldn't delete them, simply move them to the larger storage drive. Since I am primarily involved in digital media, my large FONT file is needed.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Sonny


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11 Jan 2012   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well you can move the hybernation file which is the size of your installed ram do 8 gig ram installed == 8 gig root drive savings. That's quick/easy/safe.

But even a fully bloated windows install (after a year or two of use) should only be around 40-50 gig. (Well I don;t know how large your FONT folder is, are you saying that that is taking up like another 50 gigs?) pretty much EVERYTHING else can be installed on other drives. Rather than taking the somewhat dangerous route of moving user folders and windows files, I'd pretty much leave windows be on the root drive and look into what /other/ files are taking up space and move some of that.

(Though some people experience out of control system restore checkpoints or other unusual problems that may bloat windows up even further, such could be your case)
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11 Jan 2012   #3
Arc

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Have a look

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

You will get all the necessary info there .
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11 Jan 2012   #4
sungator

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Jiminy Christmas....

That's a lot of info to digest, but I will. Thanks so much for your original time and effort in this matter.

Sonny
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11 Jan 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If your apps are installed on another drive, you shouldn't have any space issues at all. I ran my corporate laptop with a 64 GB SSD in it, so I had no where else to install apps, yet I was only using half of the drive.
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11 Jan 2012   #6
sungator

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks....

I do have one large app that I haven't moved yet ( Adobe Production Premium CS5 ) because I'm in the middle of a video production project. Once that's finished, I 'll move it also.

Sonny
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11 Jan 2012   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ah, and make sure that all the adobe app caches are on a secondary drive too, those can get quite large.
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11 Jan 2012   #8
JimLewandowski

 
 

You're going to have to find another forum. We don't use words like superfluous here. We're mostly technical and use words like extra instead.
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11 Jan 2012   #9
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski View Post
You're going to have to find another forum. We don't use words like superfluous here. We're mostly technical and use words like extra instead.
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