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Windows 7: Windows 7 alone using 36gb

12 Aug 2010   #1
jwells10

Windows 7 ultimate N
 
 
Windows 7 alone using 36gb

ok all i have on this 37gb drive is windows 7 but its useing 36gb, all my software and everything is on my external drive
ive tried CHKDSK, and defragmenting but Win7 is still using up 36gb on my main drive

and Yes ive virus scanned, Windows security essentials, AVG, McAfee,Spybot, Malwarebytes all of them came up with nothing

any ideas of what it could be?


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12 Aug 2010   #2
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Hi, It is a folder named old Windows (Window.old) taking up the space. It contains everything from you previous installation. If it is there, delete it.
Follow this article from step 19:
Repair Install

Hope it's help

Tuan
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12 Aug 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jwells10 View Post
ok all i have on this 37gb drive is windows 7 but its useing 36gb, all my software and everything is on my external drive
ive tried CHKDSK, and defragmenting but Win7 is still using up 36gb on my main drive

and Yes ive virus scanned, Windows security essentials, AVG, McAfee,Spybot, Malwarebytes all of them came up with nothing

any ideas of what it could be?
Run Disk Cleanup


WIN key | type cleanup | ENTER key

Win key is the one with the wavy flag on it.
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12 Aug 2010   #4
jwells10

Windows 7 ultimate N
 
 

Ive done everything you guys said, and it was a fresh install nothing else has ever been on the drive.
I did find the problem tho, my page file is system managed and it was having problems, its all fixed now : )
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12 Aug 2010   #5
jwells10

Windows 7 ultimate N
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jwells10 View Post
ok all i have on this 37gb drive is windows 7 but its useing 36gb, all my software and everything is on my external drive
ive tried CHKDSK, and defragmenting but Win7 is still using up 36gb on my main drive

and Yes ive virus scanned, Windows security essentials, AVG, McAfee,Spybot, Malwarebytes all of them came up with nothing

any ideas of what it could be?
Run Disk Cleanup


WIN key | type cleanup | ENTER key

Win key is the one with the wavy flag on it.
Haha disk clean up was the first thing i did
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12 Aug 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jwells10 View Post
Ive done everything you guys said, and it was a fresh install nothing else has ever been on the drive.
I did find the problem tho, my page file is system managed and it was having problems, its all fixed now : )
Please be so kind as to explain. We're very inerested in how a system managed page file could have caused that problem.
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13 Aug 2010   #7
jwells10

Windows 7 ultimate N
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jwells10 View Post
Ive done everything you guys said, and it was a fresh install nothing else has ever been on the drive.
I did find the problem tho, my page file is system managed and it was having problems, its all fixed now : )
Please be so kind as to explain. We're very inerested in how a system managed page file could have caused that problem.
The system was dedicating all the free space to the page file and there was alot lag in it everytime i did something, there was also a glitch i disabled my recycaling bin but it was sending everything there anyways

But changing the page file management to 2048MB has solved all the problems i was having

i also failed to mention this, but at first it was taking up 36gb, but for some reason my space was constantly fluctuating even tho i wasn't doing anything
It was going from 700MB free to 17GB free to 6MB free, ect ect
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13 Aug 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

jeweils,

This is Win 7 and not XP. Microsoft has learned much. Win 7 is a very finished product. You can only make things worse by tinkering with it.

Enjoy a fine and polished operating system.

All of the tweak and other products of that ilk and advice of that type can only do you harm.

Add-on products that the most of us use are CCleaner and Microsoft Security Essentials.

A big friend is the key combo WIN + F! for the windows help system and just type your question into the search box. Here is another area that has improved immensely over XP.
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13 Aug 2010   #9
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

How much RAM do you have in this system? If you've got 4GB or more, you can probably set the paging file to 512MB or less, or even disable it depending on what you do with your PC regularly.
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13 Aug 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cluberti,

The XP days are gone. Win 7 is without equal at selecting the optimal pagefile for your system.

You can run with no PageFile but you will notice a different performance, regardless of the amount of ram.
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