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Windows 7: windows 7 size on ssd

16 Mar 2012   #1
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 
windows 7 size on ssd

Hi all Ive just took delivery of a custom built pc with a 90gig ssd drive as the boot drive and it seems like windows has took up almost half 40 gig plus, now i know it should be around 25gig so how do i find out what taking up all that space.I ran clean up system files that came back with very little any help please


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16 Mar 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Check the size of your page file.

Check how much space is devoted to System Restore.

Turn off hibernation if you do not use hibernation.

Download WinDirStat, a program that should show you where the space is going.
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16 Mar 2012   #3
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

Thanks ive just got hold of WinDirStat run it tomorrow,strange because i clean installed windows 7 to my old pc's ssd drive and it took up less than 20gig
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16 Mar 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Did you install it yourself? If so if there was another OS on the HD and you didn't boot the installer then it might have archived the entire old OS in a windows.old folder you can delete.

If not then you should know what you installed so far? What is that?
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16 Mar 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

If all you have on that SSD is the OS then whoever built it dod something wrong, or loaded a bunch of junk on it, or included some type of recovery. But even then clean install should take up less then 20GBs. I have 7 installed on a 120GB SSD partitioned into 2 partitions, 46 for OS the rest for programs and some files, and have a ton of programs installed and only using 27GBs of that 46GB partition. I do have most of the programs installed to the D: drive but even then every program loads something on the C: (System) partition.
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17 Mar 2012   #6
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

this is a ready build with nothing but windows 7 and panda antivirus on the ssd
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17 Mar 2012   #7
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

hi ive Turned off hibernation which used 11.9 gig windirstat states tha page file sys is using 15.9 gig which is windows managed how do i reduce this to something smaller i have 16gig ram
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17 Mar 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

control panel/system/advanced system settings/performance settings/advanced/virtual memory/change

Try setting it to a custom size of 1024 MB minimum and 2048 MB maximum.
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18 Mar 2012   #9
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok thanks that done the trick its now 22gig with all my programs on great cheers
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18 Mar 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

I'd move your data to a secondary HD and use the System managed paging file for best performance, as well as the modern Power functions including Hibernate which allows you to walk away from your work for days without having to worry about saving it.

The best methods for linking data is simply including it in the related Library or actually moving the active User folders: Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums
User Folders - Change Default Location

If you move User folders then Win7 backup imaging may want to include the data HD in the image since they're viewed as System files. An alternative is to use free Macrium - Image your system. Linking them to Library avoids this, however some files will go into the User folders on SSD.
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