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Windows 7: SSD Upgrade Q's???

04 Mar 2014   #11
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Something is wrong here. What on earth do you have on the C partition. I run most of my systems on 60GB SSDs, one even on a 30GB SSD. With the user folders and the games out of the way, you should be below 30GBs.

Suggest you run WinDirStat and look at the pretty picture. That will show you the easiest where the big chunks are. Click on any color box and it will tell you what it is. Let us know what the big chunks are - maybe we can do something about it.

Paragon Migration Tool - that's the way to go. Used it many times without ptoblems.

The SSD needs 10 to 15% frespace for garbage collection. Don't fill it to the rim.
FYI it was 600GB and I got it down to 251GB by moving user folders and games to extra HDD. 5 years of application installs, service packs etc.

Here is a screen shot of WinDirStat:

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04 Mar 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am sure it can be weeded out a lot further. For starters I always get rid of the hiberfile (the command is powercfg - h off) and the I reduce the pagefile to 2GBs. The rest you have to see.

My biggest system which is being used 8 hours each day since 2011 is this - and that is onlt 'big' because it contains one virtual partition. All my other systems are smaller.


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04 Mar 2014   #13
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Just because you SSD is 480 GB, that does not mean your C: drive has to be that big. Partition the drive and make your C: smaller. That should help the C: perform better.
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04 Mar 2014   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Just because you SSD is 480 GB, that does not mean your C: drive has to be that big. Partition the drive and make your C: smaller. That should help the C: perform better.
I fully realize that... been in this PC game for over 20 years.


I have pared down a 600GB boot drive to approx. 250GB in preparation to moving over to an SSD of 360-480GB.

whs --- any suggestions on where to look for space I can reclaim?
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04 Mar 2014   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Just because you SSD is 480 GB, that does not mean your C: drive has to be that big. Partition the drive and make your C: smaller. That should help the C: perform better.
I fully realize that... been in this PC game for over 20 years.
Forgive me.................
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04 Mar 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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whs --- any suggestions on where to look for space I can reclaim?
The way I do it is I click on all the bigger bxes in WinDirStat and see whether that is something I need. If you want, you can delete the items directly from the WinDirStat window. And do the hiberfile and pagefile thing. If you have a large RAM, that saves a lot.
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