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Windows 7: Any Unnecessary?


27 Apr 2012   #1
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 
Any Unnecessary?

I have a dual partition PC, A Dell Optiplex 760. I just wondered if anyone could tell me how - OF THE ITEMS LISTED ON EACH DRIVE (2 screenshots attached, one for the C drive and one for the E drive) whether I could eliminate any items to free up some drive space.




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28 Apr 2012   #2
bbbl67

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranatha4u View Post
I have a dual partition PC, A Dell Optiplex 760. I just wondered if anyone could tell me how - OF THE ITEMS LISTED ON EACH DRIVE (2 screenshots attached, one for the C drive and one for the E drive) whether I could eliminate any items to free up some drive space.
Was this running Windows XP previously? If you're fine with the way Windows 7 is working now, and you want to get rid of XP, then you can use the Disk Cleanup utility to remove your previous operating system. If on the other hand you want to stay with XP and want to remove Windows 7, then you can boot into XP and do the same thing against Windows 7, although Windows XP might not be aware of all of the new Windows 7 folders.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

bbbl,
A snapshot of DiskManagement output would help.

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

=====================================
To see what's using how much space on your disk:
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

=========================================

Please upload these files:
Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #4
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbbl67 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maranatha4u View Post
I have a dual partition PC, A Dell Optiplex 760. I just wondered if anyone could tell me how - OF THE ITEMS LISTED ON EACH DRIVE (2 screenshots attached, one for the C drive and one for the E drive) whether I could eliminate any items to free up some drive space.
Was this running Windows XP previously? If you're fine with the way Windows 7 is working now, and you want to get rid of XP, then you can use the Disk Cleanup utility to remove your previous operating system. If on the other hand you want to stay with XP and want to remove Windows 7, then you can boot into XP and do the same thing against Windows 7, although Windows XP might not be aware of all of the new Windows 7 folders.
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No, this never had XP - just Windows 7 Pro. But, I do the CC Cleaner and see if this help. Thanks so much,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #5
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 
Thanks So Much

Thanks so much for your help here. Here's the screenshot as you suggested I do below. I do us CCLeaner very frequently, too.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
bbbl,
A snapshot of DiskManagement output would help.

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

=====================================
To see what's using how much space on your disk:
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

=========================================

Please upload these files:
Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #6
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 

Karl, here's another screenshot - both C & E drives (panoramic screenshot).

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
bbbl,
A snapshot of DiskManagement output would help.

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

=====================================
To see what's using how much space on your disk:
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

=========================================

Please upload these files:
Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums


Attached Thumbnails
-c-e-drives.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Does the PC boot properly into Windows 7 with the E drive completely disconnected?

In your opinion, what is the purpose of the E drive? Do you keep any of your personal files on E, or are they all on C?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are always ways to make some room. But first we should know what's on those partitions. In any case, those system files you listed for C must stay. On E, I am not sure what's on there. Maybe you can clarify. There is a bootmgr on E - how come.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Anything on that E drive you want? I see no signs of a boot mgr on your E. What I see is that the E could receive bootmgr files (the active flag is set).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2012   #10
maranatha4u

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Does the PC boot properly into Windows 7 with the E drive completely disconnected?

In your opinion, what is the purpose of the E drive? Do you keep any of your personal files on E, or are they all on C?
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I really have no clue, ignatzatsonic. I purchased the computer from some other original owner. Attached is a screenshot of the specs. All the personal files are on the C drive. I had HEARD that putting certain files on one drive and certain ones on the other would improve performance; this is just what I had heard anyways.


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