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Windows 7: Windows 7 OS consuming 100GB space ,how????

01 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 OS consuming 100GB space ,how????

Thank's for stopping by,

I was wondering how just the windows 7 operating system alone takes nearly 100GB?
I am trying to use my c drive just for os keeping all other stuff in other partition-assuming this will speed up system!!! (HDD reading speed,my windows experience index lacks(5.9) just here).

Also keeping loads of stuff in the desktop will take more time to boot???

Just attached the screen shot of Windir report as rar file.

Your advise much appreciated.



Attached Files
File Type: rar windir.rar (1.40 MB, 14 views)
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01 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Schwarzenegger

Can you run this tool

download

Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply
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01 Apr 2013   #3

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

I found that there is a hibernation file that will reserve up to twice you RAM size on you disk. If you are not using a laptop you can delete that file. I think the name is hiberfil.sys
I followed this link to delete it.
Windows 7 - Delete Hibernation File (hiberfil.sys) - Help Desk Geek
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01 Apr 2013   #4
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Very often the cause are restore points in the shadowstorage. Run this command in elevated command prompt and see how much space is currently allocated.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

You can also run WinDirStat for the files (not shadowstorage though).

http://windirstat.info/
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01 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It looks like your partition is 100 GB and windows is 32 GB, plus there are some GB's worth of programs installed too it looks like.
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01 Apr 2013   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks

Hello Vistaking

Thank you soo much for your ultra fast response,i have attached the two logs files here pls have a look.


Attached Files
File Type: txt dds.txt (149.6 KB, 11 views)
File Type: txt attach.txt (17.4 KB, 5 views)
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01 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I noticed that you are using a system optimizer. Remove that or system restore back to a time before you installed that. Next, run a full scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
At the end of the installation, be sure to uncheck the checkbox that says "Enable Free Trial of Malwarebytes PRO."
Also, if you have UAC turned on, be sure to run Malwarebytes as administrator, so it can install definition and/or program updates.
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01 Apr 2013   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
reoly

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Very often the cause are restore points in the shadowstorage. Run this command in elevated command prompt and see how much space is currently allocated.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

You can also run WinDirStat for the files (not shadowstorage though).

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
Thank's.Followed u r instruction,it says 14.07gb(may be the hibernation file).
Actually i have 293gb on c drive in which i have 183gb free,so space is not concern,just worried it should not affect the disk transfer rate or slow up the system.

Having more stuffs in the OS drive slow up the system??
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01 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Schwarzenegger

Noticed you have Daemon Tool Pro that program causes a lot of issues including BSOD . Uninstall the program once you're done . Run the SPTD

Download SPTD

download for x64 bit OS

download for x86 (32-bit) OS

Note   Note
If the uninstall button is greyed out then the SPTD.sys driver has been removed .
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01 Apr 2013   #10
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by schwarzennegger View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Very often the cause are restore points in the shadowstorage. Run this command in elevated command prompt and see how much space is currently allocated.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

You can also run WinDirStat for the files (not shadowstorage though).

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
Thank's.Followed u r instruction,it says 14.07gb(may be the hibernation file).
Actually i have 293gb on c drive in which i have 183gb free,so space is not concern,just worried it should not affect the disk transfer rate or slow up the system.

Having more stuffs in the OS drive slow up the system??
1. If you got the 14.07GB from the Vssadmin, then that is the space taken by restore points.

2. You can easily get rid of the hiberfile. Run this command: powercfg -h off

3. If you have a lot of stuff on any spinning (platter) disk, the inner tracks will take a bit longer to access. That's why most geeks use SSDs for their OS. There you don't have that problem and the random access time is on average 150 times faster than on a spinner.
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