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Windows 7: How to move Windows 7 64-bit (c:) to new larger hard drive?

06 Dec 2013   #11
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg - h off. Also, reduce the pagefile to 1 or 2GBs. Those 2 operations should save you appr. 30GBs.

And I would not move any system or program files.
Thanks whs.

I cannot find hiberfile. I did try Start/ then paste powercfg - h off into the window. In the Programs list was powercfg - h off so I selected that - a command window appeared briefly & that was it. I saw no changes in C: space.

I have 16 GB of RAM so I reduce the pagefile to zero (0 GB). That did make a big difference. C: now reads 37.8 GB free of 119 GB. This should fix my issue. I'm going to mark this as "Solved".

Thanks everyone for your valued help!


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06 Dec 2013   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to open an elevated command prompt and run the powercfg command there.

Reducing the pagefile to zero is not a good idea. Give it 1 or 2GBs.
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06 Dec 2013   #13
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You have to open an elevated command prompt and run the powercfg command there.

Reducing the pagefile to zero is not a good idea. Give it 1 or 2GBs.
I guess I'm not doing something right. I changed Advanced Properties to Run as Administrator. I believe this is now "elevated" as you suggested but I still get an error. Here's a screen capture;


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06 Dec 2013   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

There should not be a space after the hypen '-' and before the 'h'. The switch should look like -h


edit: variable width fonts on the web page probably made it look like a space after the hyphen in the whs post
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06 Dec 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry, I made the mistale. Somehow a space slipped in. It should be

powecfg -h off

I corrected the original posting.
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06 Dec 2013   #16
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
There should not be a space after the hypen '-' and before the 'h'. The switch should look like -h


edit: variable width fonts on the web page probably made it look like a space after the hyphen in the whs post
Thanks! I changed pagefile to custom 1000 MB min/2000 MB max. C: read 36.8 GB free of 119 GB. I then ran the ECP powercfg -h off. That did make a big difference, too. C: now reads 48.4 GB free of 119 GB. Even better!


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06 Dec 2013   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am glad it finally worked. And don't worry about the reps. Give them to MilesAhead who spotted the mistake.
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06 Dec 2013   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@GARoss glad you resolved it.
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06 Dec 2013   #19
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am glad it finally worked. And don't worry about the reps. Give them to MilesAhead who spotted the mistake.
I tried to give them to both of you, MilesAhead was 1st & it wouldn't allow you as a second. I don't get it but consider my thanks!
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06 Dec 2013   #20
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
@GARoss glad you resolved it.
Couldn't of done it with you guys! Thanks again.
George
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