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Windows 7: New Windows 7 64bit install, now only 32 gig free of 232 gig harddrive

05 Jan 2012   #1
netflixry

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
New Windows 7 64bit install, now only 32 gig free of 232 gig harddrive

I just purchased and intalled windows 7 home premium 64bit. I have a 250gig hard drive, which now shows only 32 gig of free space. I've done little more than reload some pictures and a few programs I used when I had the computer set up with XP. Any suggestions as to why my hard drive is nearly full or where I went wrong with the setup?


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05 Jan 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can download an application such as WinDirStat that will reveal which folders are taking up the space.

Do you have only a single partition, C??

Post a picture of Windows Disk Management if possible.
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05 Jan 2012   #3
Spendlove

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I had a similar issue, and even though I was installing to a new drive, I ended up with a LOT of stuff in the windows.old folder. Ultimately, it was a BIOS issue, reporting a clean install of W7 on a 2TB hdd as having filled 565GB of 579GB available. I had to partition the drive to use it properly in W7 with my outdated BIOS from barely 3 years ago.
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05 Jan 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Post a snapshot of Disk Management please:

To open Disk Management, press Winkkey (next to left Ctrl key) +r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

XP: CAPTURE - How to capture screen images (screen shots), Windows Made Easy

UPLOAD IMAGE - How to upload into your thread, Windows Made Easy
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05 Jan 2012   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you did a custom install from XP you probably have a Windows.old folder that contains the contents of your previous Windows XP install. If you do have a Windows.old folder you have a couple of options. Copy what you want to keep out of it and then delete it or just delete it if there isn't anything in it you need.
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