Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb
I had to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 as my PC was getting slower and slower and really bloated. After the OS install I also installed FF, Thunderbird, Alibre Design (170Mb installer), MoI (16Mb installer) and Avira. Not a lot, right?
It seems though that only 129Gb of my 148Gb harddisk is still available. 19Gb for an OS and a few piddly programs?!
Hmm ... not sure, but here what I always do on a clean install once everything is up and running well. (all drivers and updates installed) Hiberfile
if you do not use or need the Hibernate feature, you can disable this and gain a good portion of space back.
from elevated cmd prompt: powercfg -h off ((powercfg -h on -- to turn it back on)) Service Pack Clean Up
I assume you have done all your Windows updates, and upgraded to SP1?
If so, run a advanced disk cleanup and delete the SP backup files if everythings OK.
from elevated Cmd Prompt
cleanmgr sageset:50 (checkeverything)
cleanmgr sagerun:50 (to execute advanced disk cleanup)
If you install disk has SP1 integrated there may not be any extra backup files for it. But it wouldnt hurt to run the cleanup anyway. Temp file Cleanup:
In serach box type:
Click the temp folder and delete all thats in it.
You may also have a lot of system restore points taking up space too. I have mine disabled, BUT ...
I also use Acronis that does daily differentials, keeping a months worth of dailies on hand at any given time.
So, I would not rtecommend disabling this if you do not have some other form of backup in place. The space it saves isnt worth it otherwise.
My OS drive is 25GB ATM, but I do have almost all of my hardware and games installed now.
perhaps these will free up some more space for you. Ive found after a clean install and installing a few programs, these things start eating up alot of space fast. Once cleaned up everything settles down.