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Windows 7: i have no more free space on my drive

10 Mar 2016   #1
shyroey1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
i have no more free space on my drive

Hello
i have got 2 partitions one with 800GB (D) and one with 130GB (C) and here is also where the windows is installed,now i have only got 8GB of space left on C and as i looked whats taking all the space there because i got only one game mode installed there that take 9GB of space (In "Users" folder) and i found out that my windows folder weigh is almost 80GB that crazy.
someone have good options of how to clear some space?
I am also using Ccleaner and Disk Cleanup from the properties on the partition.
between the last time i formatted my computer was before 4-5 years so i think this is the only solution but i would like to hear other options before i will do that.
Thanks for helping






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10 Mar 2016   #2
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Can I ask why you put Windows on the smaller partition? And why make the partition for Windows so small? I'm not being mean, I'm just simply inquiring. What do you put on the other partition? Can you just buy another 1TB HDD to throw in there(around $40), and just unpartition the first HDD and dedicate that one to Windows and the 2nd one to storage?
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10 Mar 2016   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Definetly somthing not quite right there i think,
see my w7, fair enough its only home prem

roy


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10 Mar 2016   #4
shyroey1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Can I ask why you put Windows on the smaller partition? And why make the partition for Windows so small? I'm not being mean, I'm just simply inquiring. What do you put on the other partition? Can you just buy another 1TB HDD to throw in there(around $40), and just unpartition the first HDD and dedicate that one to Windows and the 2nd one to storage?
i got 1TB that when i installed the windows i divided as i wanted, i thought that 130GB for only windows and programs will be fine,and it was like that until now.
about the other 800GB is most for games,music,images,installer of programs,Steam and Origin.
and if i will format i will change the amount of each partition like 700/230 or something like that i can play with it.
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11 Mar 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It looks like something is using a LOT of space in your System32 and SysWOW64 folders that i don't see on my PC.
My screen print is for a Win 7 64 Bit OS that was installed over 6 years ago.

i.e.
For the System32 folder you use apx. 31 GB, and I use 3 GB.
For the SysWOW64 folder you use apx. 15 GB, and I use 1 GB.

You can click on the [+] next to your System32 folder to expand it and compare to mine.

I use CCleaner regularly for temp files cleanup.

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11 Mar 2016   #6
shyroey1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
It looks like something is using a LOT of space in your System32 and SysWOW64 folders that i don't see on my PC.
My screen print is for a Win 7 64 Bit OS that was installed over 6 years ago.

i.e.
For the System32 folder you use apx. 31 GB, and I use 3 GB.
For the SysWOW64 folder you use apx. 15 GB, and I use 1 GB.

You can click on the [+] next to your System32 folder to expand it and compare to mine.

I use CCleaner regularly for temp files cleanup.

Attachment 383282
there is something completely weird here, my anti virus (nod32) is taking 30GB: 15GB in System32 and 15GB in SysWOW64
and my Nvidia drivers take anther 15GB, and as i read in google i understand that some of the files are old driver version of nvidia.
so maybe you know which one of them i can delete?
and someone know what the hell is this? and how to fix it? about the nod32 and all other

UPDATE:
i removed all the old drivers that was on my computer and i cleared around 28GB so now the nvidia drivers is not a problem.
the DriverStore folder reduce from 15.5GB to 1.3GB
and i now have 36.5GB of space but i still want to know what are the other files that takes so much space (the nod32 files is one of them)




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11 Mar 2016   #7
shyroey1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
It looks like something is using a LOT of space in your System32 and SysWOW64 folders that i don't see on my PC.
My screen print is for a Win 7 64 Bit OS that was installed over 6 years ago.

i.e.
For the System32 folder you use apx. 31 GB, and I use 3 GB.
For the SysWOW64 folder you use apx. 15 GB, and I use 1 GB.

You can click on the [+] next to your System32 folder to expand it and compare to mine.

I use CCleaner regularly for temp files cleanup.

Attachment 383282
last update:
so i finish and cleanup around 43GB of space from my computer so now i got 51.6GB of free space
29GB from old Nvidia drivers that left on my computer (from the following folders: "DriverStore","Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2" , "ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService")
and another 14GB from quarantined file in ESET Smart Security
so now its look more like your "windows" folder?
and one last question the following folder should weight that high? "winsxs"(15GB) and "Installer"(10GB)

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11 Mar 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

15GB for winsxs is pretty normal. This is your system backup.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/winsxs-folder-windows-7-8
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11 Mar 2016   #9
shyroey1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
15GB for winsxs is pretty normal. This is your system backup.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/winsxs-folder-windows-7-8
ok thanks for the answer i think i can change it to "mark as solve" after i clean 43GB of space
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11 Mar 2016   #10
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

if eset found malware, i would also advise running Malwarebytes free, uncheck the free trial, and in the dashboard check the rootkit option.

Roy
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