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17 Feb 2012   #21
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I always assign 3GBs to the restore points. But I also take an image 3 times per week.

And leave ALL system files on the SSD. Just get rid of the hiberfile and set the pagefile to 2GB. Any other tweaks may work against you. See the logo on the bottom of my post.


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18 Feb 2012   #22
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, SSD in. Installed OS, drivers, utilities, MSE, Origin, and BF3. Set power mode to performance(assumed this would disable the "hiberfile"), set page file to 400mb min, 800mb max (will allow auto PF on 2nd and 3rd hdd) and set restore to 2 gigs. Tomorrow I will need to add the other two drives and set them up and re install the rest of my programs. At this point I have 20gigs free. Thanks everyone.
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18 Feb 2012   #23
whs
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The hiberfile is easy to check - see pic


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18 Feb 2012   #24
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesandalexis View Post
Set power mode to performance(assumed this would disable the "hiberfile")
I'm not sure about that. Never heard of that method. Try this:

In an elevated command prompt, type powercfg -h off

Press enter key.
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18 Feb 2012   #25
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, turned off hiberfile as suggested. FYI, it wasn't on the shut down options, but I did it any way.

Got a problem though. Don't know if I should make a new thread about this or not, but what was previously my backup drive somehow got activated as a Dynamic drive in this process and now when I try to change it back, it won't. Win gives me an error message saying it cannot complete the format. ???
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18 Feb 2012   #26
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

WHS -- Are you putting your programs on SSD or HDD? I don't have any games and I am running around 60 GB with OS and programs.
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18 Feb 2012   #27
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

okay, here s a snip of my drives, F, is the one that won't Format, g and h are the same, but also where original OS is. I need to reformat f, copy important files from h, reformat g+h to just G, move files back to G and use F as Backup. I also need to figure out how to restore my profiles for certain programs like Teamspeak3 and Firefox. I am a Moderator and Senior Administrator in my clan and it will take me a week to get all of my permissions set back up correctly otherwise. So, I am hesitant to do anything else until I get the reformatting and moving around done so I don't have to do it all over again.

Thanks All


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18 Feb 2012   #28
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
WHS -- Are you putting your programs on SSD or HDD? I don't have any games and I am running around 60 GB with OS and programs.
I have all my programs on the SSD - and I have quiet a few. But my total data on C is only 30GB.

If you have 60GB, then there must be some big chunks that should not be there. Run WinDirStat and have a look. That will show you all system and user files - but not the restore points. For those run this command in cmd:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Look for the Allocated in C:\. If that is more than 3GB, we should make the shadowstorage smaller.
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18 Feb 2012   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesandalexis View Post
okay, here s a snip of my drives, F, is the one that won't Format, g and h are the same, but also where original OS is. I need to reformat f, copy important files from h, reformat g+h to just G, move files back to G and use F as Backup. I also need to figure out how to restore my profiles for certain programs like Teamspeak3 and Firefox. I am a Moderator and Senior Administrator in my clan and it will take me a week to get all of my permissions set back up correctly otherwise. So, I am hesitant to do anything else until I get the reformatting and moving around done so I don't have to do it all over again.

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Hmm, I see no dynamic partitions - One could only see it in Disk Management. If Disk Management will not format your F partition, try the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. But I would first try to find out why Windows does not want to format it. There must be a reason.

A full picture of Disk Management would help us to assist you.
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19 Feb 2012   #30
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If it were me, Id worry more about the OS and all your programs fitting on the SSD comfortably, as they all benefit the most.


I'd disable the Hiberfile if you dont use that feature, and turn of system restore if you have another backup plan. Id also just reduce the size of the PF if I had to, but leave it on the SSD.

If you have enough extra space after the OS and programs are all set up, then put a game on there. If not, just install your games to a mechanical drive.
You wont be missing much from the games being on a mechanical drive separate from the OS.
OS and Apps should take priority for that SSD space IMHO.


Obviously you'll want to move the User DATA to another drive as well.
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