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Windows 7: No more C: drive space

23 May 2017   #1
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
No more C: drive space

I have an SSD drive in my PC that is allocated as my C: drive. I don't remember it's exact size right now, but that may not matter b/c it's almost out of room whatever its size!
I also have two other drives: a 1TB SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD which both have lots of room.
I try to install new programs to the other 2 drives, but as you know, even if you do that, stuff still gets put on the C: drive and some programs don't give you the option of installing anywhere but the C: drive.
Is there any way to fix that without deleting programs?
Can I move things off the C?
What other options are available since if the C: gets full, what then?

Thanks!


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23 May 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You may be able to gain some space by compression of folders use uncleaner to free some space UnCleaner – The Unnecessary Files Cleaner Solution - Josh Cell Softwares
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23 May 2017   #3
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
You may be able to gain some space by compression of folders use uncleaner to free some space UnCleaner – The Unnecessary Files Cleaner Solution - Josh Cell Softwares
I've done a lot of that already; cleaning files, deleting temp folders and files, but it's still jammed packed.
I've got to get stuff off, but I don't know what's an essential Windows file among all that other junks that's on there.
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23 May 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It seems that you may have to get a larger SSD. Trying to gain space on the main Operating System drive by removing parts of the Operating System is a recipe for disaster. You can of course transfer your personal files to another drive, but you probably have done that already.

You could reduce the Page File size & disable Hibernate & reduce the number of System Restores saved.

It is best to have you software programs on the main OS drive as loading them is much quicker.

You could create an Operating System image, using Macrium Reflect as an example to one of your large drives. Then replace the SSD with a much larger one & transfer the image onto the new drive. This will save all your installed software programs & leave you with a system that is exactly like your present one, but with plenty of room to spare.
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23 May 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Leave Windows Prime operations be; unless you are sevenforum's Callender or eightforum's Dalchina. I think getting a bigger SSD is your best bet, along with the adjunct advice of cloning the old SSD onto the new SSD.
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23 May 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete this tutorial by Golden so we can see what you have.


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Jack
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24 May 2017   #7
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think that the bigger SSD drive is the only way to go. When I get home tonight I'll follow up with your suggestions and post the results here later.
Thanks
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25 May 2017   #8
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Please complete this tutorial by Golden so we can see what you have.


Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
I sent this info and snippet last night, but don't see any evidence of that here anymore. Didn't it get uploaded? But I'll include the screen shot again
No more C: drive space-capture.png


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26 May 2017   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What a mess. Never seen such a mess in Disk Management.

Disk 1 has the 'C' partition
Disk 3 has 'System' on Backup partition.
Disk 2 'Reserve' is partition 'K'. I have not idea what it is doing.
Disk 4 is 'Dynamic' for what ever reason.

My suggestion would be to start over. I would suggest a ssd of 120 GB or larger.
Install the ssd you want Windows 7 installed, to port "0" where WD 1 'D' is hooked up now.
Unhook all other drives and do a Clean install.

Then you can hook up the other drives one at a time and set them up properly.
I believe this would be the simplest way to get thing proper.

It would also be handy if we had more information about your system.
Please complete this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums


Jack
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26 May 2017   #10
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What a mess. Never seen such a mess in Disk Management.

Disk 1 has the 'C' partition
Disk 3 has 'System' on Backup partition.
Disk 2 'Reserve' is partition 'K'. I have not idea what it is doing.
Disk 4 is 'Dynamic' for what ever reason.

My suggestion would be to start over. I would suggest a ssd of 120 GB or larger.
Install the ssd you want Windows 7 installed, to port "0" where WD 1 'D' is hooked up now.
Unhook all other drives and do a Clean install.

Then you can hook up the other drives one at a time and set them up properly.
I believe this would be the simplest way to get thing proper.

It would also be handy if we had more information about your system.
Please complete this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums


Jack


Cold!!! But maybe true. I built this PC myself and installed the all the drives. I don't know how the drivers were assigned their letters. I did put the C drive in first and installed Win 7, but have no idea how the others were assigned letters.
So I understand correctly, to start over I:
1) unhook all the drives
2) plug the new SSD drive into the connections currently housing the current C drive?;
3) Install Win 7 to that new drive (if so, won't I have to reinstall all programs?);
4) plug in all the other drives?
5) can I then reform what was the C drive so it's just another available drive?
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