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Windows 7: What should I uninstall from my laptop?

16 Dec 2012   #11
LiliumSnow

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That's because you did not run it in elevated mode - as I said in my posting. Go to All Programs > Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt > Click on 'Run as Admin'. Then the vssadmin command will be accepted.
Lol, I missed that part of you instructions. x'D

So I did that, but now it's giving me a new error:

"Error: The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified command."

It ...doesn't tell me anything else, just says,"Oh there's an error, kay thanks bye."


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16 Dec 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, we are really out of luck. You can do this:

Press Start > Right click on 'Computer' > Properties. On that page on the top left click on 'System Protection' > highlight C:\ and click on the 'Configure' button. It should tell you what is used where it says 0 (zero) on my picture.


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16 Dec 2012   #13
LiliumSnow

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, we are really out of luck. You can do this:

Press Start > Right click on 'Computer' > Properties. On that page on the top left click on 'System Protection' > highlight C:\ and click on the 'Configure' button. It should tell you what is used where it says 0 (zero) on my picture.
Oh okay. So I took a screen-shot of that:

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16 Dec 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

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So with 9.47GB you are nearly at your 10GB maximum. From there, your disk usage should be stable because the shadowstorage will be reused FiFo (first in/first out).

At your HDD size, I would leave it as is. At least you now know where all the disk space went.
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16 Dec 2012   #15
LiliumSnow

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
So with 9.47GB you are nearly at your 10GB maximum. From there, your disk usage should be stable because the shadowstorage will be reused FiFo (first in/first out).

At your HDD size, I would leave it as is. At least you now know where all the disk space went.
Okie dokie!
Now what? 8D
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16 Dec 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Now what? 8D
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16 Dec 2012   #17
LiliumSnow

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Now what? 8D
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Sorry, wrong forum thing.
ANYWAY, thanks for you assistance. You were most helpful. : 3
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16 Dec 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are most welcome. Any time.
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17 Dec 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

These steps cover all bases when you Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

Most tech enthusiasts won't run the bloated Factory Preinstall but prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 for best performance.
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17 Dec 2012   #20
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

you can delete restore points if you really wanted to, but I don't think you really need to do that, as 300 GB are a lot anyway.

Something you could definelty do is checking how much space the recycle bin is gobbling up (reserved recycle bin space isn't available for other stuff even if empty).

You won't need more than 1-5 GB of recycle bin, but it gobbles around 25 GB for a 500 GB drive like yours if you don't tell it not to. Here a tutorial.
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