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Windows 7: Save room on SSD

24 Dec 2012   #1
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Save room on SSD

I have an intel 330 60Gb SSD and I have about 28GB free, is there anything I can do to save some space?
Thanks


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24 Dec 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off

Reduce the pagefile to 2GB

Move all user data to the spinner

That's all I would do. Do NOT move system files to the spinner
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24 Dec 2012   #3
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off

Reduce the pagefile to 2GB

Move all user data to the spinner

That's all I would do. Do NOT move system files to the spinner
Already did all that when I got my SSD
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24 Dec 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Apparently your system is at appr. 30GBs. That is somewhat bigger than default with a normal selection of programs installed. Do you have very big programs - e.g. games ??

Btw: You can easily live with 28GBs of free space. One problem you might notice is that your winsxs folder grows constantly. That happens when you install and uninstall programs all the time. The .dlls that those programs bring will stay on your system.

If you want to have a close look what's on the SSD, run WinDirStat. Also check your shadowstorage. The command is vssadmin list shadowstorage. Look for Allocated.

This is my WinDirStat. My winsxs is 8.4GB (which is a bit bigger than default which is appr. 5GB)


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24 Dec 2012   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The only other option you have left is to get a bigger SSD. I wouldn't use anything less than 256 GB SSD.
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24 Dec 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
The only other option you have left is to get a bigger SSD. I wouldn't use anything less than 256 GB SSD.
Not really required. All my 3 desktops run on 60GB SSDs - the oldest since 4 years.
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24 Dec 2012   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
The only other option you have left is to get a bigger SSD. I wouldn't use anything less than 256 GB SSD.
Not really required. All my 3 desktops run on 60GB SSDs - the oldest since 4 years.
I agree, but most PC users out there don't have the concept like we do when utilizing more than one hard drive and how to properly setup and save data from drive to drive. That being said is why I suggested a larger drive. It's the most logical option for the most common novice user who doesn't want to be bothered with what data should go where and to what location.

Hell, I can't get my wife to save pictures to the picture folder, documents to the documents folder and on and on.....there's stuff every where. She, like most users just click save and not paying attention to where it's being saved to.
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24 Dec 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Users like your wife should use paper and pen - not computers, LOL. Fortunately they do not do much damage to others like drivers that don't know how to drive.
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24 Dec 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Irbullet,

In addition, you might see if any of the options in the tutorial below can help you save space on your drive.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Dec 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LOL Shawn, once he has done all that, his system will be down to 10 bytes. But then he won't be using the PC any more because he will be old.
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