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Windows 7: 300 GB HD Space Used

11 Nov 2009   #1
wtlwdwgn

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
300 GB HD Space Used

I did a clean install of Win 7 Pro 64 bit followed by Adobe Lightroom 2.5, Lightroom 3 Beta, Photoshop Elements 7, Reader 9, Mozilla Firefox, AVG Free 9, and OpenOffice. There were no picture files, music files, or video files added. The total size of the above is about 20GB but the C drive shows 303GB used. So something is hogging the other 280GB. Where do I look to find out what and where it is?


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11 Nov 2009   #2
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think you'll find the answer in this Tutorial and hope this will help you:
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
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11 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did you delete your windows.old file. OS C Windows.old
If you did a clean/custom as opossed to clean/format it is probably the folder that I mentioned. It is your Old OS.
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11 Nov 2009   #4
wtlwdwgn

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I checked System Usage and it's sitting at 15% or 103GB. I hate to start moving or deleting folders but I guess I'll see if it makes a difference.
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11 Nov 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

As I said previously, you can safely remove the windows.old. You do it through disc cleanup, on your C drive. It is safe to remove, but first make sure there is nothing from the old OS, that you may want, eg files, favs, etc.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
wtlwdwgn

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Rich, you were right. I did remove Windows.old to another drive and it was much larger than what was being reported in 'Computer.' Now the C drive is down to 133GB which makes more sense.
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