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Windows 7: Over 100GB Gone After Doing A Clean Install

03 Apr 2012   #1
Derekblack

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Over 100GB Gone After Doing A Clean Install

Recently my computer has been running a bit slow, so I decided to erase everything in order to get some memory back, to see if it will help. As I wasn't exactly sure how to delete everything on my hard drive, I attempted to just reinstall Win7 again, but with a clean install. I'm pretty sure I screwed something up here... I think I might have 2 copies of Win7 on my computer now, because after I did the clean install, I have over 100GB less disk space free now. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


(Sorry if this is in the wrong forum)


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03 Apr 2012   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal
Have a looky over here ... Clean Install Windows 7
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03 Apr 2012   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Derek,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) showing all of you HDD's layout? It'll help us determine if you do or not.
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03 Apr 2012   #4
Derekblack

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It wasn't exactly over 100GB of memory lost, but I didn't have much on my computer, only about 10GB used and now I have about 80GB used. My disk space free used to be in the mid 90s, now it's in the 60s. This is my Disk Management...


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03 Apr 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

If you look at your Disk Mangement listings columns, it shows you're only using 10gb on C.
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03 Apr 2012   #6
Derekblack

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean... If I'm only using 10GB on C then why do I only have 68% of my disk space on C free?
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03 Apr 2012   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Derek,

I think that should have either been about 10GB used on D: , or 90.23GB (about 100GB) used on C: .

You might look through the tutorial below to see if it may help to find out what is using up your HDD space. Are you sure you did a clean install? Check to see if you may have a C:\Windows.old folder (option 5 below).

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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03 Apr 2012   #8
SupermaNn

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

go to your hard drive C:. do you have a folder called windows.old? if you do, its ur old windows setup. go to disk cleanup to remove it
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04 Apr 2012   #9
Derekblack

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I checked and it appears that I do have a windows.old folder. Is there any special way to delete it, or just click and delete?

Btw, thank you for all your help, this has been bugging me.
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04 Apr 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This can help show you how to.

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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