Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: HD Showing full after Win7 installation

14 Sep 2011   #1
DoggerCDN

 
 
HD Showing full after Win7 installation

Built new rig Mon night and shows problem I can't understand. It's an i7-2600 w/Z68 board, and OCZ Vertex3 60GB SSD.
I installed Win7 Premium with no extra's, then removed some components I never use, yet Windows is reporting that I only have 13GB of free space available of 60GB.
I added the MB, LAN, Vid drivers, and still show only 17GB unused. I added up Program Files, Program Files (x86), User, Program Data, and Windows folders as shown in their properties and only arrive at a total of approx 13GB.

What gives?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Sep 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have Windows Old folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #3
DoggerCDN

 
 

No, is a fresh installation on brand new blank SSD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Sep 2011   #4
DoggerCDN

 
 

Only running 60GB because rig is dedicated gamer and the only things that ever go on this drive is Win7 and at max, three games. Have never had more than 45GB on my game machines ever. Speed is critical, not storage size. All other computer chores are done on gaming computers as they get retired and have larger drives installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you run disk Clean?
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #6
DoggerCDN

 
 

Ran disk cleanup as soon as Win7 was done updating and all device drivers were installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you don't want to use system restore, turning it off will free up some space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Rather than eliminate an extremely useful and sometimes life-saving tool such as System Restore, then simply reduce the amount of space reserved for System Restore. 2 GB will at least give you some restore capability.

Turn Hibernate off:
go to an elevated command prompt and
enter following:
POWERCFG -H OFF
EXIT

Restart your computer.

Command Prompt - Elevated
How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7

Reduce the amount of space used for paging purposes:
| type Advanced System | Advanced tab | Settings button in the Performance section | Advanced tab | Change button in the Virtual Memory section | Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives

You can either get drastic and choose no paging file or select a size to your liking.

Use CCleaner. Link in my sig.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #9
DoggerCDN

 
 

System restore is disabled on this rig, and every one I've built for myself in the last 10yr.

I found the answer 5min before you answered karl lol; Yes it's a MASSIVE hibernate file and an even larger pagefile!!!
Already disabled hibernate by command prommpt, but have another question : Since rig is exclusively for use by me, and exclusively for gaming, and has 16GB memory, can I disable pagefile? Or would be better to move to another HD, or just set small
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2011   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

disable pagefile
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 HD Showing full after Win7 installation




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 won't start after full installation (followed by Win8 install)
So I tried installing Windows 8 on my Novatech Laptop, having windows 7 installed on it previously. I deleted the 7 partition and installed 8. It booted, but hung right after booting into hdd. Then I decided I don't need 8 and tried to come back to 7. There where a couple of problems with creating...
Installation & Setup
Local Disc D is showing full
Hello, I have a Samsung laptop and have just noticed that my local disc D is showing full. I have no idea why this is and would like to remove what ever is on there, that shouldn't be there. I did contact Samsung support and they said these are recovery files and not to touch them. I...
Hardware & Devices
Windows is showing Drive C: as nearly full, but this is not possible ?
Hi, I have just noticed that drive C: was showing red and the Windows message said :- "2.58GB free of 148GB" I have only used about 45GB of this drive and have confirmed this by checking every folder. Can anybody suggest a reason for this problem ? Alec
General Discussion
HDD not showing full memory
I have a WD Caviar green 1TB HDD, just put on my comp installed windows but local disk c:/ only has 116GB how do I access the rest of the memory?
Hardware & Devices
CPU-Z not showing Full CPU Power
I have an AMD 9550 BE 3.2 MHZ and Cpuz and another utility only showing 800mhz. I just updated bios lates version from asus. anyone know what else could it be? It should show 3.2 mhz and everything else in bios is set for auto for cpu.
Performance & Maintenance
Games not showing on full screen.....
hi!!! i didnt do anything with my windows,i installed doom3 on my laptop and when i turned it on,i was :O that it is not on full screen,n it is leaving some borders from left and right side almost 1 inch both sides...i changed game resolution,but no effect...its same,and then i installed NFS MW...
Gaming

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App