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Windows 7: How to free up space on my windows and make it run faster.

13 Jan 2016   #1
Lance1982

Windows 7 63 bit.
 
 
How to free up space on my windows and make it run faster.

Hi all,

I have a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp, on which I am running Windows 7. I've had it since 2011 and think the system has accumulated a lot of junk over the years. My question is this:

I have very little installed on my hard drive but the memory is nearly full and my laptop is being VERY slow. How can I free up the memory of all the junk and speed my system up? I've done all the normal things but the problem is still there and frustrating me. I've even tried 'pagefile.sys'. But don't really know what I'm doing with that. A friend suggested 'Treesize' too, but again not sure what I'm doing with it either. I've even tried reinstalling Windows but a it won't let me, an error message, I can't remember the error number, appears.

Please help!

Cheers,
Lance.


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13 Jan 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You should get your terminology straight. If you talk about "memory", does that refer to disk space or to RAM.
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13 Jan 2016   #3
Lance1982

Windows 7 63 bit.
 
 

If I knew the correct "terminology" do you think I'd be using this forum!

All I know is it tells me the disk space is nearly full.
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13 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So it is disk space that we are talking about. Could you post a picture of your disk management. Something like this:


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14 Jan 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Start uninstalling programs you don`t use and start deleting data you don`t need, documents, pictures, music, videos etc.

You should just get any data you want off, and reinstall windows, don`t forget to format the install partition.

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14 Jan 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Either get a larger hdd or clean up the existing one

Personally I would look into a larger ssd = (solid state drive) and still clean up what ever you don't need.
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14 Jan 2016   #7
charles00d

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello there! You may wanna try these things:

1. Delete Temp files (Which should contain A LOT since you have had it for some time now)
Steps------> Windows + R Keys -> Type in "%temp%" (without the quotes) -> DELETE ALL FILES. [You don't even know these files are saved here]

2. Delete Windows Temporary Files
Steps-----> Windows + R Keys -> Type in "Temp" (without the quotes) -> DELETE ALL FILES

3. Delete Windows Prefetch junks
Steps-----> Windows + R Keys -> Type in "prefetch" (without the quotes) -> Delete all files EXCEPT from the ReadyBoot FOLDER

4. Delete Browser Cache files (I think you already know this one)

5. Disable unnecessary applications that are running together when you turn on your Bootcamp (Win7)
Steps -----> Open MSCONFIG -> Startup TAB -> Click on Disable ALL

6. You may also wanna try to adjust the display settings for your Windows 7 virtual machine by going into the Advanced System Settings and adjusting the display according to your preference


After you've done these steps, pretty sure you'll have your computer running at its optimum performance.


CHEEERIO~!
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