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Windows 7: SSD Drive Filling Up Fast


10 Mar 2011   #1

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 
SSD Drive Filling Up Fast

Hi,

I have recently bought an SSD Drive for my pc to run Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on. The drive size is 32GB All I have installed on the drive is Windows and its showing as 9gb free space the other day it was 12gb. Has anyone got any ideas as to why the space is filling up so quickly I have disabled system restore and deleted any restore points. Could this issue be linked to the Windows Index file?


Many thanks for your help

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10 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Run something like WindirStat or TreeSize free on the drive to see which folders are large.
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10 Mar 2011   #3

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

just guessing i'd say ( Hibernate and pagefile) you can disable both or one or the other and its going to give you back maybe 6 to 10gb.

ps. you have more then 1 drive so desable Hibernate and put the pagefile on a other drive .
if you need help at doing this just look in the tutorials.
scrooge
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10 Mar 2011   #4

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi

Please see attached picture that shows the files that are taking a lot of space on the SSD drive.

Cheers,


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10 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your Pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys files are taking over 7GB. That's about 1/4 of your total drive space.

Move the pagefile.sys to your spinner drive.

Turn off hibernation with this;
cmd as admin
powercfg -h off
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10 Mar 2011   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
just guessing i'd say ( Hibernate and pagefile) you can disable both or one or the other and its going to give you back
maybe 6 to 10gb.

scrooge
depending on your own personal usage, i would recommend disabling hibernation:

How to Enable or Disable Hibernate in Windows 7

BUT i wouldn't disable the pagefile, i would make it smaller. if you've got 4 gigs of ram, you can probably get away with a pagefile of 512 megs on your ssd, or move it to another drive.

to change size of pagefile (also called swapfile):

click start button/orb >> right-click 'computer' >> properties >> advanced system settings >> settings button under 'performance' >> advanced >> change ... phew!

*oops* pparks1 got there first!
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10 Mar 2011   #7

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

also if you installed (sp1) for your updates theres a cleaner that will give you back 1.5gb .
not sure where i found it before but i'm sure someone here will link it for you.
scrooge
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10 Mar 2011   #8

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi

Please see attached picture showing what I've set the page file size to

I now have 15.7gb free.


Thanks


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SSD Drive Filling Up Fast-page-file.png  
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10 Mar 2011   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

seems ok - it's difficult to be sure as we don't know what sort of software you use...

to reclaim some more space if you have installed sp1: How Use the Windows 7 SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool
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10 Mar 2011   #10

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi

Thanks for your reply

Just to confirm all drivers are installed on the SSD drive and then all my games are installed on another drive. If the page file size is in correct will the system start to crash?

I will run the service pack clean up tool now
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