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Windows 7: SSD using space at a rapid rate


02 Mar 2013   #1

 
 
SSD using space at a rapid rate

I don't know why but my Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA HD space is being eaten by ?? I really do not have a clue what to do? I have SSD backed up on image file and I restored several times but still happens. I have tried cc cleaner, virus scans, malware scans but nothing works. Need help. Thanks in advance.


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02 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Run this program - it will show everything on SSD.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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02 Mar 2013   #3

 
 

What do I delete? Need more info?
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02 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Move everything except programs and OS to another HDD.
If you see "Windows Old", that is what is probably taking up a lot of space.

Post a screen shot.
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02 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Check the amount of space used for System Restore points.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage - Windows 7 Support Forums
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02 Mar 2013   #6

 
 

Set to 3% (3.58 GB)
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02 Mar 2013   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Move everything except programs and OS to another HDD.
If you see "Windows Old", that is what is probably taking up a lot of space.

Post a screen shot.
Clean install never upgraded, no "Windows Old". Trying to figure out "TreeSize Personal" will work on SShot. Thanks
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02 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevop7777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Move everything except programs and OS to another HDD.
If you see "Windows Old", that is what is probably taking up a lot of space.

Post a screen shot.
Clean install never upgraded, no "Windows Old". Trying to figure out "TreeSize Personal" will work on SShot. Thanks
See pic - to upload screen shot - click "manage" - browse to where you saved it and click "upload."

BTW - when I did a clean install to my new SSD, there was Windows Old.


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03 Mar 2013   #9

 
 

I finally got back about 20GB most of the deletion was SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION, using "Tree Size Personal" I bought a copy...it was about $25 bucks, worth it though.

I also found out that the "Windows XP App" that is not good in my opinion, was easily deleted with the Tree Size app. So far I think I might have a handle on Microsoft's bloating.

Thanks for your input & for the link TreeSize. BTW It has been at least 2 yrs since I loaded Windows 7 & I did not use a SSD originally, I used a mechanical HDD, I don't remember the Windows.old folder, you might be right.
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03 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I like to do a clean install of Windows from time to time........it probably wouldn't be a bad idea if it has been 2 years and you didn't start from a clean install.
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