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Windows 7: SSD filling up!

04 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
SSD filling up!

ok i got myself a 64G SDD all was well useing it as my C/drive , its got 40g worth off programs on it but all off a suden i will get low disk space message and its showing full! have i over looked anything? or is it broke?

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04 Jan 2011   #2
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

Please fill out your system specs for us.

You might also want to have a look at this:
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04 Jan 2011   #3

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

System Restore can and will use quite a bit of drive space if not limited.
I have mine set to 4 gig
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04 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

its turned off
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04 Jan 2011   #5

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

Well just wait a bit someone is sure to be able to assist you. That is all I'm able to suggest sorry.
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04 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

System restore is turned off?

Can you show us a list of what is insatlled on the SSD?
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04 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I and others find WinDirStat useful for giving a graphical breakdown summary of disk usage.

Areas to check (just in case):
Restore Points
Control panel > System > system protection > Configure
will show the amount of space currently allowed for and used by restore points.

Disk Cleanup
To show how much space available by cleaning up the disk (eg. temp files)
Type Disk Cleanup in bottom search box
Selecting System files will show how much system related material can be cleaned up.
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04 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 pro 64 bit

i had a 30 gig, just from OS and updates/ drivers everthying all together it was around 22gigs... probly all the updates and small downloads that take up more room than you expected, but you should obviously be able to see whats taking up that much...
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04 Jan 2011   #9
James Colbert


I agree that temp and 'cleanup' files should be the first action, and may solve the problem.

First stop:Recycle Bin.

Also, you may want to consider either a larger SSD or installing your apps to a different partition. I have a separate partition for the majority of my installed apps and my system partition still manages to swallow up 45GB.

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