I just installed 7 today. I kind of figured it would be like reformatting xp where it just wipes the hard drive clean and you start from scratch. All of my folders are empty but my HD only has 20G of free space i don't know whats taking it all up?
I was counting on having an almost empty HD when it was all installed. Sorry if this is a re-post. i'm in a bit of a rush
System Manufacturer/Model Number ASUSTeK Computer INC. CM5675 OS Windows 7 Ultimate CPU Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. CM5675 Memory 6.00 GB Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics Sound Card Intel HD integtrated Monitor(s) Displays Samsung 24' Screen Resolution 1900/1020
Hard Drives (1) INTEL SSD SA2M120G2GC ATA Device (2) ST31000528AS ATA Device Internet Speed 30mb
Well how big a harddrive did you have to start with? Just the Windows installation takes up over 10GB of space...
You have to pay attention during the installation, as well. If memory serves me correctly, the default option is to do an "upgrade" which attempts to keep all your files and programs in tact. It's better to do a fresh install. For this you should choose "advanced", "custom" or "expert" installation option. Delete the old partition, create a new one that takes up the entire harddrive. This will maximize the efficiency of the space used.
Backup your files to the external, unplug it, boot from the Windows 7 DVD, select Custom install, then use Advanced drive tools to delete all partitions, create new as you wish, then format before installing Windows 7 on the first partition.