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Windows 7: 21.3 GB Just for win7 x64 system files?

22 Feb 2012   #1
charlie23bg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
21.3 GB Just for win7 x64 system files?

Is that normal? I have a 40 gb drive for the OS, it's almost full- obviously I have to buy a new hdd just to handle the OS now, but is it possible I'm overloaded with hidden temp files or something ?


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22 Feb 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

21 gigs is a little large. Did you update from a prior OS. There may be a windows.old folder if you did.
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22 Feb 2012   #3
charlie23bg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

no, it was a clean install but I've kept it updated...
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22 Feb 2012   #4
Area66

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

don't forget the "page files" take a part of the 21.3 gb, mine take 16gb because I have 16 gb of RAM, by default the amount of space of the paging files = the size of your RAM

how much RAM you have in this PC ?
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22 Feb 2012   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

If Hibernation and/or System Restore are enabled, they could be using a fair amount of space.
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22 Feb 2012   #6
charlie23bg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

8gb RAM, no paging file on C:
The 23 gigs is ONLY C:/Windows -doesn't include /Program Files or anything else on the drive.
Hibernation is disabled, Sys. restore is on but I clear old points regularly.
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22 Feb 2012   #7
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

My Win7 x64 C:/Windows is 23.5 GB - I installed the OS over 2 years ago.
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22 Feb 2012   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My current c:/windows is about 32 gig.

It will grow with updates and when installing programs.

We just had a discussion about weather 64 gig was enough for a boot drive and the consensus was that it was just barely adequate. Doable but could be troublesome as time goes on.

40 Gig is going to require extreme measures to keep it from filling up unfortunately
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22 Feb 2012   #9
charlie23bg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

so just update bloat then I guess... thanks for the info, guess it's time for a shutdown and an extra 450 gigs.
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22 Feb 2012   #10
Area66

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charlie23bg View Post
8gb RAM, no paging file on C:
The 23 gigs is ONLY C:/Windows -doesn't include /Program Files or anything else on the drive.
Hibernation is disabled, Sys. restore is on but I clear old points regularly.
So if I'm right you move the pages files from the C: to the other drive,.

Now I remember, when I install an SSD in a build like you did, after the install , the Windows is huge like in your case, I then move the pages files to the mechanical drives and I make the usual SSD tweak, but the size of Windows stay the same even after a reboot, I continue to make the update and install software and I don't know at what moment it happen, but the size of the Os partition shrink . It’s like the page files stay there for a wild or something else from the Windows installer.

Hope you get what I mean; English is not my first language. Try it, install your stuff and check when the shrinking will happen, I will do so next time.

Edit : just check , my C:\ drive use 20gb and C:\windows 16,7gb , it' s a fresh install only a week old.
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