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Windows 7: 2 Hard Drives

17 Nov 2010   #91
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You should have control over where you install programs. If not, choose Custom install and find the option.

Your SysVolInfo restore points file may be growing. I like SysRestore to be configured so it uses up to 20% of the HD to make more Restore points and keep them longer. It can be an OS life-saver.
How do I know if that is the case and what to do to fix it...remember your dealing with a rookie here lol.

Casey


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17 Nov 2010   #92
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd just monitor disk free space for a while. I have done numerous image recoveries and always found the disk usage is around 3-4GB less when first recovered than when the image was made. It creeps back then stabilizes.
I don't own an SSD but those who do will probably be "disk space misers" and you'll probably get a few tips by searching the forum.
Of course you will know to keep as much of your data files off the ssd. I understand defragmenting an ssd is not required and can be damaging.
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17 Nov 2010   #93
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

"I have done numerous image recoveries and always found the disk usage is around 3-4GB less when first recovered than when the image was made. It creeps back then stabilize

So as long as I don't put things on the SSD the free space should stabalize?
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17 Nov 2010   #94
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
"I have done numerous image recoveries and always found the disk usage is around 3-4GB less when first recovered than when the image was made. It creeps back then stabilize

So as long as I don't put things on the SSD the free space should stabalize?
I'm not making any comment about what you put on your ssd. I'm saying that in my experience the system requirements will utilize a bit more space after a reimage, then stabilize unless you are specifically doing something like making lots of restore points.
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17 Nov 2010   #95
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Does Windows make restore points automatically and if so is that what could be taking up free space? Maybe there is a way to put the restore points on the disk drive or turn the restore points off some how.
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