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Windows 7: Should I reformat this HD?

20 Nov 2010   #31
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

yes i posted the link above. i forgot it in the previous post. the instructions are under the purera link.


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20 Nov 2010   #32
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok ran it and now i'm going to defrag the HD.
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20 Nov 2010   #33
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

ok. how much space did you regain in total?
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20 Nov 2010   #34
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Really about 1GB in total... as seen below comparison:
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I wonder what is taking 70GB of the HD?


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20 Nov 2010   #35
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

must be win7 and whatever programs you have installed (plus music and pictures) since your net gain is only about the size of your "windows.old" folder.
maybe more space will show after a restart. or you may have a hidden partition.
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20 Nov 2010   #36
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I checked how much space my installed programs take and its total is 934MB + 9GB of music and pictures(combined) + I think Windows 7 files = About 20GB. So I'll try a reboot after the defrag is finished and tell you what happened.
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20 Nov 2010   #37
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Ok i defragmented the HD So 0% is fragmented with the same amount of space as it was before.. something is up here.

I also rebooted also
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20 Nov 2010   #38
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

well, if you only have 1GB of RAM, you may have a larger than normal pagefile. you could adjust the size, but it may cause some lag if you make it too small.

did you restart? does it seem any faster?
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20 Nov 2010   #39
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I does seem a little bit faster after reboot, but I saw that there are folders on my HD that are just plain weird. Should I show you? Its just folders no files in sight.
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20 Nov 2010   #40
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

its up to you. if you post them i may be able to tell you what they are, but i cant say for sure.
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