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Windows 7: With two HDs - How to use SSD as install drive for Windows only?

28 Nov 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. As was already said the hiberfile should be deleted and the pagefile set to 2GB

2. All user files should go on the HDD

3. 45GB of Appdata is not normal. Look what's in there.

4. You may have a lot of restore points. Check with this command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage


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28 Nov 2014   #12
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I have now deleted the hibernation file. That gave me a few GB.

I have also changed the swapfile drive. That was 16 GB




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
2. All user files should go on the HDD

3. 45GB of Appdata is not normal. Look what's in there.

4. You may have a lot of restore points. Check with this command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage
2 - All user files have been changed to D, however there are still lots of files remaining. It seems that most software I install leaves some data under C:Users

3 - Nearly 40 out of the 45 GB used by AppData is placed in no more than 4 folders under iTunes - They are iPad and iPhone backups... It could sure help to move that data over to another drive! I've found a few guides on the web, but noone that seems very "professional".

4 - As far as I know, all backup and restore has been moved to a separate disk.
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28 Nov 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you just delete those backup files.
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29 Nov 2014   #14
Hoggorm

Windows 7 Home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why don't you just delete those backup files.
Maybe I misunderstand what you mean, but I keep the backups for a reason. In case they are needed. Hence deleting them is obviously not a solution.
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29 Nov 2014   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If the SSD is formatted NTFS WizTree will tell you what is using up the space in a few seconds. Do a scan of C: then click the tab that says 1000 largest files. The largest will be at the top.

It's freeware and has always worked well for me.
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30 Nov 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

I run a 128gb SSD on my laptop and have plenty of space even with quite a few program, full hibernate and paging files.

Redirect your User folders to the HD either following the link which was provided or simply copying them there and rightclicking each to add it to it's Library, or create one for Downloads or others you want.

No need to cripple one of Win7's best features by turning off the Hibernate file, as Hibernate is a modern feature which works perfectly in Win7 and protects your RAM from sleep that has no escape otherwise. I time out to Sleep and then Hibernate so I can walk away for a day or a month without concern, then my work is waiting when I get back and the PC starts much faster with Resume instead of Starting Windows.
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