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Windows 7: Free space on C drive keeps decreasing?


18 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
 
 
Free space on C drive keeps decreasing?

Hello. Good day! Can you help me too in my problem.
My laptop is Dell Inspiron Windows 7 Home Basic 64Bit.
Intel core i3
320 GB
2.00 Gb Ram
Partition is:
(C- 20GB
(D- 250 GB
AV: McAfee

My OS (C is decreasing every second. I dont install any games or software except MSOffice,Mozilla and CCleaner.
I swear I disk clean up, defrag at use CCleaner just to free some disk space in my laptop but it still decreasing. Please help me(

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Aug 2013   #2

Win7 64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACA1114 View Post
Hello. Good day! Can you help me too in my problem.
My laptop is Dell Inspiron Windows 7 Home Basic 64Bit.
Intel core i3
320 GB
2.00 Gb Ram
Partition is:
(C- 20GB
(D- 250 GB
AV: McAfee

My OS (C is decreasing every second. I dont install any games or software except MSOffice,Mozilla and CCleaner.
I swear I disk clean up, defrag at use CCleaner just to free some disk space in my laptop but it still decreasing. Please help me(
are you sure your C drive is only 20gb??, this is way too small for Windows 7, at the very least it needs 15 GB just to install, then you need the page file which on my sys is 15gb, 10% of your drive should be free for basic running.

I have just changed my 64 gb SSD to 180 GB just to stop my OS complaining every so often lol

My SSD takes up 58GB, thats with Hibernate switched off , and all programes installed to my d: drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
 
 

I'm not the one who did the partition.
Im just new in using windows 7. I just bought my laptop 3 days ago.
can you please help me?
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21 Aug 2013   #4

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACA1114 View Post
I'm not the one who did the partition.
Im just new in using windows 7. I just bought my laptop 3 days ago.
can you please help me?
Hi ACA1114,

Having 20 GB of C drive partition is very less for normal windows operating. It would be better if you increase the size of the C drive.

Please check the link below for increasing the size of the C drive:

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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21 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

What is the size of your page file? It should show in Task Manager resource view. Or use a command prompt with
dir pagefile.sys
when the prompt is in the root of C:\ drive.

Could be you are just using some swap.
You can put the page file to the larger partition to avoid the squeeze if that's what is causing it.

edit: but generally speaking I agree it's not good to squeeze the OS partition too tight. Stuff keeps getting put in System32 as you install things,even to another partition. The size of the system partition tends to creep up over time.
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