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Windows 7: SSD Boot drive filled up need clean up

25 Jul 2010   #1
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
SSD Boot drive filled up need clean up

Ok so my SSD boot/programs drive is already near full, shows bar in the red. I don't have any garbage on there it's a new PC.

Anything I can do to clean it up a bit? Atleast so it's not in the red... any garbage that can be removed from Win7 Ultimate 64?

Thanks all.


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25 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

How big is your SSD? Have you tried the disk clean up utility? Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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25 Jul 2010   #3
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Do what Petey said, it's good advice.

What other hard drives (if any) are in the computer?
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25 Jul 2010   #4
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's a 60GB, yea, disk cleanup only did a few MB's of space

I also have a 1TB media drive.
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25 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You might want to move ALL personal files to the other hard drive. The SSD should only be used for the OS and programs. If you have any programs installed you almost never use or never use at all for that matter, then uninstall them.

EDIT: It sounded like you wanted to remove system files in your original post. This can not be done.
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25 Jul 2010   #6
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Oh ok. No I have nothing but the OS and the few programs which I really use on there. I guess I just never thought I'd use 60 already! Is there a way to RAID an identical drive after installation or would I need to do clean install again?
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25 Jul 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It sounds weird that you would use up that much. I have dozens of pictures, few hundred songs, some stuff I don't need, and have only used 41.7 GB. But it might also depend on exactly what programs you use.

How to Set Up RAID on Your PC - PCWorld

EDIT: Just thought about the conversions for actual vs. advertised HDD/SSD size, do it seems a little less odd.
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26 Jul 2010   #8
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes I was thinking it was filling up rather quickly. I'm not home but basically I have Win7 Ult 64 bit, DVDFab, Adobe CS5 Master Collection(5GB alone), Microsoft Security Essential, iTunes, Steam(Counter Strike Source only game downloaded), WinRAR, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, ConvertXtoDVD, PeerBlock, uTorrent, PCProbe(PC temp and fan speed reader came with mobo), and that's about it I guess.

I guess I was just so used to XP and it must be smaller than Win7 Ult 64 that took 25GB
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26 Jul 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The first thing you should do is to run WinDirStat. Then post the top left quadrant of the WinDirStat result so that we can see what exactly is on your disk. After that we can make intelligent suggestions. Your system should be around 20GBs - not more.
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26 Jul 2010   #10
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Umm, how do I copy the top left quadrant..
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