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Windows 7: Can I reduce the size of Win 7 on C drive

02 Dec 2009   #1

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Can I reduce the size of Win 7 on C drive

Hi have just joined this great forum and this is my first post

I recently got an Acer 1810TZ with win 7 installed. My desktop runs win 2000 and the OS is currently less than 2.5Gb and I consider that bloated as originally it was more like 1.4Gb. I like to image and can easily put that on a dvd even without compressing the file.

On my new Acer the OS is taking up between 12 - 14Gb depending if I have a restore configured. I have partitioned the HD into several partitions. I only keep the OS and absolutely min stuff on my C drive and I have one partition dedicated to the page file only, 3Gb, and have all my programs etc installed on another partition. The recycle bin has also been reduced to 256mb on the C drive

Is there a way to significantly reduce the OS (C drive) to say less than 4Gb ?


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02 Dec 2009   #2

7 x64 Ultimate

Welcome to the forums!

I'm sure an expert will be along before long, but the consensus seems to be ... no. If you want Windows to save some restore points and have room to roam, its best to allocate more space not less. Like 50GB. A separate partition is a good idea.
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