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Windows 7: shadow copy?


14 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
shadow copy?

I did not download or install anything, but i notice that the storage space reduces itself by afew GB. Is this causes by shadow copy? Is there anyway to get back those space?

I wonder is there any tutorial to reduce shadow copy storage like in Vista?


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15 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello GradeAbra,

Yes, you can reduce the size of the storage space used by system protection if needed.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage


This might also help ID areas where you may be losing HDD space at as well.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks again. So shadow copy and Restore point uses the same storage space? I tried tried to reduce it to 3gb but it does not seem like i am getting back the space i lost previously?
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15 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, they use the same storage space.

Have you already check the items at the other link to see if one of them may be using up space?
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15 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, regarding the hibernation, what i just turn it on. Usually it would take up 2gb but this time i did not see the reduce in storage. I wonder is it necessary to turn on hibernation at all?
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15 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It just really depends on if you use hibernate or not. If not, then disable it to free up the allocated HDD space used for it.
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15 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What is the advantages of hibernation?
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15 Apr 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This link can help give you some more details about sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep.

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Quote:
Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate—it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep is typically turned on by default on desktop computers.
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15 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How can i turn on Hybrid for my desktop?
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15 Apr 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Any other questions on this topic should be posted in a New Thread since this thread is not about that topic. One thread per different topic to help keep things on topic.

Power Plan Settings - Change
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