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Windows 7: windows 7 45 gb wtf?

30 Apr 2010   #1

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windows 7 45 gb wtf? PLZ HELP

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Run WinDirStat to get a better idea on what's eating the space. And it may be useful to post the left top quadrant of the WinDirStat output - not the quadrants with the colors top right and bottom.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Probably shadow copies and restore points.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Apr 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pauliusssz View Post
WIN key

Under the More Options tab,
in the System Restore and Shadow Copies section, CLEANUP button

Let us know the results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #5

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Or use SpaceMonger to see your disk space distribution visually... in large scale..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2010   #6


What is in the Acer folder?

The Temp folder can be cleaned out using CCleaner
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 64bit RTM

You could get back some space by turning of hibernation .. the file hiberfil.sys will be the same size as your installed ram , so if you don't use it , it's wasted ..

Run this in a Command Prompt .. powercfg -h off .. to turn it off
powercfg -h on to turn it back on
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Shadow copies and system restore points are stored in the "System Volume Information folder" located at the root of the drive. Similarly, hibernation file (hiberfil.sys) is located at the root of the drive. So all these will have no impact on the size of the Windows folder which the OP is concerned about.

Clean out your Temp files using CCleaner.

Delete the contents of "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" folder.
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