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Windows 7: SSD drive swap

23 Jul 2010   #21
Willowhoop

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1 Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Try to delete in safe mode. Else, try Unlocker
I haven't tried safe mode, but I have tried unlocker, to no avail


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23 Jul 2010   #22
Willowhoop

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1 Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Willowhoop View Post
I did try to delete that windows.old folder completely but it wouldn't let me as it seems firefox is using the file. Even went into the folder and tried deleting it manually. I'm logged in as Administrator and its asking me to get permission to delete it
Yeah I have to same problem deleting mine as I have a SecuROM file in it that's being used. Personally I wouldn't worry about it since it's such a small file/folder. But there are ways of getting rid of it, I just don't the various procedures at hand.

My two cents.
Thanks hun, its not so chillin to know someone else has the same hiccup. I'm trying to free up my SSD. We're getting there, and I wont be too worried about one file, but every bit does count. Started with only just over 1 gig of free space, I now have over 22 gig... yayyy
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23 Jul 2010   #23
Willowhoop

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1 Build 7600)
 
 

I've been working on cleaning out and have a look at my SSD now!!!



I found a few things that were unnecessary and removed them, or cleaned them out. Rebooted the PC to make sure I didn't delete anything I shouldn't have and we are looking pretty.

May I ask another question please. You have been such a great help and I really appreciate it.
Can the WinVirtual Drive for XP be installed on another HD? Other than necessary files on the SSD it is the biggest hog now.

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23 Jul 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am not sure about the virtual drive. But if you do not use hibernation, you can delete the hiberfile- In an elevated command Prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. That will save you a few Gigs (equal to the size of your RAM).
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23 Jul 2010   #25
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, there are some really good tips here on freeing up space.

Good luck.

Peace
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23 Jul 2010   #26
Willowhoop

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1 Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am not sure about the virtual drive. But if you do not use hibernation, you can delete the hiberfile- In an elevated command Prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. That will save you a few Gigs (equal to the size of your RAM).
hmmm don't know what hiberfile is but this is what I got

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23 Jul 2010   #27
Willowhoop

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1 Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Willowhoop View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am not sure about the virtual drive. But if you do not use hibernation, you can delete the hiberfile- In an elevated command Prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. That will save you a few Gigs (equal to the size of your RAM).
hmmm don't know what hiberfile is but this is what I got

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I tried copy and paste your command and got this
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23 Jul 2010   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume you did not run in elevated cmd. Go to start > accessories > Command prompt > right click on cmd > run as administrator. Then let me know whether it worked. The command is correct. I used it many times.
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23 Jul 2010   #29
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am not sure about the virtual drive. But if you do not use hibernation, you can delete the hiberfile- In an elevated command Prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. That will save you a few Gigs (equal to the size of your RAM).
Be careful about turning off Hibernation....

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Warning You may lose data if you make hibernation unavailable when the hybrid sleep setting on the computer is turned on, and a power loss occurs. When you make hibernation unavailable, hybrid sleep does not work.
How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows

Like whs, if you don't use it, then turn it off. However If you use it or "think" you might need it or hybrid sleep, leave it alone.

Here's a post on hybrid sleep - BIOS Settings: S1 or S3 for Hybrid Sleep?
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23 Jul 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am not sure about the virtual drive. But if you do not use hibernation, you can delete the hiberfile- In an elevated command Prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. That will save you a few Gigs (equal to the size of your RAM).
Be careful about turning off Hibernation....

Quote:
Warning You may lose data if you make hibernation unavailable when the hybrid sleep setting on the computer is turned on, and a power loss occurs. When you make hibernation unavailable, hybrid sleep does not work.
How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows

Like whs, if you don't use it, then turn it off. However If you use it or "think" you might need it or hybrid sleep, leave it alone.

Here's a post on hybrid sleep - BIOS Settings: S1 or S3 for Hybrid Sleep?
If the OP does not use hibernation (and who really does these days) there is zero risk.
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