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12 Mar 2010   #1

W7 Ultimate
 
 
W7 Hard Drive size error

Hi all,
I did a clean install Windows 7 Ultimate (Vista upgrade cd) onto a 120gd SDD loaded my programmes, less programmes than under my Vista setup and the HDD appears to be 61gb of used space?
Under vista same HDD showed about 31gb and Norton ghost with mild compression shows 28gb that's about what I would expect.

I have looked for Windows.old folder and it doesnot appear, even in disc clean up
as an option to delete "previous win files"

Any ideas please


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12 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOHNASAT2 View Post
Hi all,
I did a clean install Windows 7 Ultimate (Vista upgrade cd) onto a 120gd SDD loaded my programmes, less programmes than under my Vista setup and the HDD appears to be 61gb of used space?
Under vista same HDD showed about 31gb and Norton ghost with mild compression shows 28gb that's about what I would expect.

I have looked for Windows.old folder and it doesnot appear, even in disc clean up
as an option to delete "previous win files"

Any ideas please
There is a third party app called "treesize pro" it is free for trial and will tell you what files and folder sizes. It will enable you to figure out what is using the space.

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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16 Mar 2010   #3

W7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the quick reply, sorry for my late reply however as I have been away.
I have tried a programme called Xinorbis which shows the following major files:
Prog: 5.1 gb
users: 15.42gb
hiberfils.sys: 8.99gb
page files: 11.99gb
windows: 13.8gb

I cannot find the win.old and "users" is no bigger than under vista

Johnasat2
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16 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello JOHNASAT2, welcome to Seven forums!



If you did a clean install you won't have a Windows.old file; it's been a while since I've had one but I believe it should be under C: see the snip below.

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16 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You could get rid of the hibernation file (unless you use hibernation) with this command in elevated cmd

powercfg.exe -h off

And 12GB for the pagefile is kind of big too. You can reduce that to e.g. half. The rest looks normal.
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16 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Also the tutorial at the link below is very good to use optimize Windows 7 and reclaim a bunch of space.

Optimize Windows 7
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17 Mar 2010   #7

W7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Thanks I will try these options over the next few days.

Thanks, johnasat2
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17 Mar 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again JOHNASAT2.



You're welcome, be sure to post back with an update of how things sort out.
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