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Windows 7: Loosing Disk Space on System Update

28 May 2015   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

2 GB free on a Win OS 180 GB disk is not enough free space.
Many suggest 10% free space as the minimum.
Your specs show 180 GB memory, i assume that means your HD/SSD size.

You have a laptop, 180 GB HD/SSD, and can't afford a hard drive.
I assume you have everything on the 180 GB HD, including User data (pics, docs, videos, etc.)
You need to make some choices of what you can remove from the [C] drive.

Try WizTree to see where your space is being used.
There is a portable zip available, no install needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

You can post a screen print of the Wiztree window if you have questions, or need advice on what to remove.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Here is a tutorial by Brink that might help:
Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover


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28 May 2015   #12
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Start Menu - in search box write: disk cleanup
Select a drive and click OK. It will analyze what can be cleaned (takes a while)
Tick all the boxes to delete, report how much space you will gain. Keep that window open.
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28 May 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bardock View Post
Yeah okay. I did it. whats it supposed to say?
It says
Used Shadow Copy Storage 0%
Allowcated Shadow Copy Storage 0%
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage 4.5 GB
That means you have no System Restore points and that your anti-virus is NOT causing any space issues.
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29 May 2015   #14
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

I just restarted it. I lost 2 GB, where does it go.
I had 6.4 GB from using that program, i deleted unnecessary files.
I restart. 4 GB
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29 May 2015   #15
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Very often the default setting for many programs' reports/logs-generating reports is: no limits.
This no limits can be found in many security, monitoring, reporting programs.
For example: my Avast AV, my Avira AV, my Comodo firewall, and other things had to be reset from no limits regarding logging/reporting to much saner limits.
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29 May 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay take a deep breath.

worrying about 2gb variation will drive you crazy. Many things can be going on that will cause that variation. It's no big deal.
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01 Jun 2015   #17
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

But what do i do to stop it, i mean im down to 2 gig from 6
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01 Jun 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How large is your pagefile.sys? Maybe you have a memory leaking app and system managed pagefile?

Computer - right click - properties - Advanced System Settings - performance settings - advanced - virtual memory - change
see how much is C:?

If you can be sure, then Open folder options (Windows Explorer) - View - check show hidden files and uncheck hide protected operating system files. Now, go to C:\ and note pagefile.sys size.
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02 Jun 2015   #19
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

2.88 Gig, is that bad?
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02 Jun 2015   #20
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nah, it is alright.
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