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Windows 7: I think I installed windows 7 twice


22 May 2013   #1

7 pro 64 bit
 
 
I think I installed windows 7 twice

It has been a couple years since I have installed win 7Pro and I do remember doing something incorrectly on the first installation, and having to install it twice. My 80GB ssd is running out of space and I was wondering, If the OS is indeed installed twice; can I delete the duplicate. I ran WinDirStat and it shows that the Windows folder is using 29.7GB(is this excessive?).

I have made some room on my ssd by disabling hibernation, and transferring my downloads and documents to an external hdd. I was just wondering if I could remedy this without performing a clean install of the OS.



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22 May 2013   #2

7 pro 64 bit
 
 

HAHA I'ma noob. I didn't know there was a difference between temp internet files and temp files, but I just got an additional 4.75gb of free space.
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22 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi PiccoloPlayer.

On my 2 PC's it shows the Windows folder at 16.7GB and 16.8GB.

Under local disk C does it show a Windows.old folder? If it does then that will be the first install and can be deleted.
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22 May 2013   #4

7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Not unless it is hidden and I have to do something special to see it.


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22 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

If you right click on the Windows folder and select properties, does it still show as 29.7gb?
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22 May 2013   #6

7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes. Approximately 30GB
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22 May 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Set paging file to System managed: Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Use CCleaner to keep the temp files cleaned out. I also trust its Registry cleaner.

Other tips in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, Clean Up Factory Bloatware and Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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