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Windows 7: Im going back to Vista...

09 Aug 2009   #11
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
Heres why, on the 29th August I would have been running Vista on this laptop for exactly a year. I have two partitions, one for my OS and one for everything else. At the minute my Windows 7 partition has a red bar underneath it, meaning im running out of space. I never got this with Vista even with the huge amount of programs installed along with a few GB of pictures, documents, music, videos, etc. Something which I have not much of in 7, definitely nowhere near the amount I had on Vista.

So whys it taking up so much space? My point is I had Vista for almost a year and I never was close to running out of space on my OS partition yet ive had 7 for a few weeks, its ridiculous.

Rant over.

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I can agree with you abit on this...I've been noticing my W7 HDD has been slowly over the last week or so growing. I just checked C:\Windows folder size, and its just under 11.9GB!! I checked my XP Windows folder and its only 2.9GB.


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09 Aug 2009   #12
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have no idea exactly what's cause your HD's to be eaten up but it's not W7 doing it...
I've been at the same size now since Jan which is 16Gbs & that is including ALL of my programs.
The OS by itself takes up very little space at all.
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09 Aug 2009   #13
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

My Windows folder is taking up nearly 12 GB. System Volume Info is at almost 20 but that is due to the percentage of HDD space allowed for System Restore and such.
Then the other big chunks are the pagefile and hibrefil

12 GB seems like a lot for the system files/folder under Windows. I think it may have to do with being x64 system. Maybe not.


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09 Aug 2009   #14
eli2k

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just to add my experience, I installed Win7 x32 under VMWare, and it takes up less than 8gb (not sure which files in VMWare to count). I don't know if VMWare does compression on its disk, seems unlikely since that would degrade performance.
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10 Aug 2009   #15
bala7

Windows 7 64 bit Build 7600 RTM
 
 

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Ya, u r right!!!
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10 Aug 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

12gb is nothing these days.

@exodus: what size hard drive[s] do you have? Maybe its time to get bigger ones. Theyre dirt cheap now. You can pick up a 1Tb drive for around £50.
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10 Aug 2009   #17
M YANCEY

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

After running W7 I would not go back vista. W7 is a lot faster and smaller OS less overhead. Something is wrong if W7 is slower than vista you need to do a system restore..I have been running W7 sence it came out now I am running W7RC 64BIT and I have not had any problems with the OS at all...
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10 Aug 2009   #18
Orbital Shark

 
 

The biggest question is how much HDD space was allocated when creating the partition for Se7en?

It would seem that shrinking the Vista partition and increasing 7's would be the logical choice.
Tip   Tip
Always perform a disk defrag before shrinking any partition to get the highest possible results
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10 Aug 2009   #19
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

On my system, Vista x64 took a significantly higher disk space... something like 20GB's free from my 50GB partition ( with all the stuff installed ) with 7 i get about 30GB's free with the very same amount of programs installed.
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10 Aug 2009   #20
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
Heres why, on the 29th August I would have been running Vista on this laptop for exactly a year. I have two partitions, one for my OS and one for everything else. At the minute my Windows 7 partition has a red bar underneath it, meaning im running out of space. I never got this with Vista even with the huge amount of programs installed along with a few GB of pictures, documents, music, videos, etc. Something which I have not much of in 7, definitely nowhere near the amount I had on Vista.

So whys it taking up so much space? My point is I had Vista for almost a year and I never was close to running out of space on my OS partition yet ive had 7 for a few weeks, its ridiculous.

Rant over.

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You REALLY need to provide more info and details if you are interested in some targeted help.

Like maybe, how big it the Win7 partition? How much is used? These might be salient data points.

Download and install the free Treesize JAM Software - Windows Freeware

Might give a clue as to what is using up space.

But if you don't want the "hassle" or expense of changing, Vista is a perfectly good OS. Personally, I like it. It is not as good as Win7 IMO, but there will be MANY who don't switch or wait to switch.
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