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Windows 7: System (C:) is almost totally full - how to free memory?

04 Sep 2012   #21
uli87

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice. I am still wondering even so if you know if there is some sort of connection between windows functioning slower when C: drive is packed? or is that just a myth?


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04 Sep 2012   #22
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You should have 10GB headroom.
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04 Sep 2012   #23
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

After a little cleanup, then:
I am using 27 GB with 18 GB being Win 7.

Your present C size is comfortable.

There are stunts one can pull to reduce the space used but they usually come back and bite you later.
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04 Sep 2012   #24
uli87

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again for everything! Very helpful.
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04 Sep 2012   #25
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

this shows my present usage:
You will not have as large a pagefile.
System (C:) is almost totally full - how to free memory?-c-usage.png


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04 Sep 2012   #26
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If he doesn't use Hibernation, the hibernation file should free up some space.....just sayin
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08 Sep 2012   #27
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uli87 View Post
Thanks for the advice. I am still wondering even so if you know if there is some sort of connection between windows functioning slower when C: drive is packed? or is that just a myth?
Myth, for the most part. Every drive/partition needs free space to work with (and as Karl mentions 10 GB would be great for the partition that contains the OS), it can be much less for other partitions (but it's dependent on how they are used). There are a few other conditions to consider, but performing disk cleanups and defrags would take care of most situations.

It doesn't matter whether you've got 10, 20, 30 or 40% free if your OS only needs 5% free space to work with.
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