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Windows 7: Help Switching Boot Drive from SSD to HDD

05 Feb 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All this stuff stays. The 'normal program files' is the x64 programs.


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06 Feb 2012   #12
Espadon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so i cannot move things in the x86 to my hdd?
what about normal program files.
I have 31.3 gigs on the ssd
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06 Feb 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Did you turn off hibernation?

Did you investigate the amount of space used by System Restore?

Did you investigate the size of your page file?
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06 Feb 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Program files you can direct to a folder on the HDD during the program installation. There is usually an option in the installtion process. But you cannot move program files as a 20/20 hindsight. If they are now on the SSD, they have to stay.

If you want them on the HDD, uninstall the program(s) from the SSD and reinstall those programs. There you can select your folder on the HDD (make a folder and do not install to the root of the HDD).
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06 Feb 2012   #15
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Did you turn off hibernation?

Did you investigate the amount of space used by System Restore?

Did you investigate the size of your page file?
Ignatz is right. These are all good questions and we made those suggestions earlier.
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06 Feb 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

I would not be in a hurry to move any more than User folders off the SSD until it fills up. Then you can uninstall and reinstall some Progams to the other HD. You cannot move them otherwise.
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06 Feb 2012   #17
Espadon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok please someone tell me what to do, because i turn my pc off and it had 31.4 gigs when i did this, next time i turn it on. 30.2. Windows did not do an installation/update at shutdown either.

there were suggestions mentioned above, however i am unsure how to do these things
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06 Feb 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

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OK. As a first measure go to Start > All Programs > Accessories. There you find 'Command Prompt'. Right click on that and 'Run as administrator'. Into the little black window paste this command and hit Enter.

vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=5%

Now check the SSD space and report back.
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07 Feb 2012   #19
Espadon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
OK. As a first measure go to Start > All Programs > Accessories. There you find 'Command Prompt'. Right click on that and 'Run as administrator'. Into the little black window paste this command and hit Enter.

vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=5%

Now check the SSD space and report back.
that gave me 1.3 gigs back so now im at 32.2 up from 30.9

EDIT: so... i walked away from the pc for 20 minutes... and i dropped to 31.7. please. what is happening and how can i stop at? it doesn't make sense, i am home alone so no one touched it, and since posting the last thing i did was post that reply above. I am frustrated now. At this rate i will have depleted the ssd in about a month, without using it for anything
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07 Feb 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

These small fluctuations are not worth bothering with.

Once you've moved your User folders off, monitor the disk size periodically then when it gets too low turn off Hibernation and consider moving the Paging file off. Until then I wouldn't even trim back the Restore points since they are critical for rescue.
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