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Windows 7: SSD full after fresh install?

20 Jul 2011   #11
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 


This will be my 3rd time tonight doing exactly this.
And I've installed windows 100's of times, so this is nothing new to install on a clean partition.

I will try the other link if it doesn't give me a result. Just in the middle of windows installing for the third time though.

Any suggestions as to why it's showing the drive filled after it's formatted though? OR if maybe it's just reading it wrong??? Because the properties are correct as I show in my screencap.


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20 Jul 2011   #12
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

K... so I just hooked my ssd up to another rig as a secondary, wiped the drive through diskpart. Installed a new 7 64b pro on the (absolutely) clean drive.


Now it's still showing up at FULL.


Can someone please tell me if this is just reading it wrong? Because in the properties inside the C:/ it's showing 11gb total.


FFFFFFFUUUUUUU I'm so aggrivated, 4th friggen install.


Does professional TAKE UP 40 gigs? Is it automatically allocating all the rest toward pagefile?

What's going onnnn?
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20 Jul 2011   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How much RAM do you have?

Pagefile will take 1.5X (Usually) of RAM, and the hiberfile usually takes the same space as total RAM installed.

So with 4GB of installed RAM, these 2 together can take up 10GB of space.
Im not saying disable the PF, that would be bad. But, perhaps the hiberfile.


Also, are you disconnecting all drives but the target SSD and running the "Clean" command on the it before creating partitions and formating?

The only other thing I can think of is run an advanced disk cleanup.

Cmd prompt as Admin:

cleanmgr sageset:50 ((Check all boxes))
then ..
cleanmgr sagerun:50
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20 Jul 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have never known of anyone who followed those two links I gave to the letter to have any problems.

My ssd is divided into two partitions: one for system and one for data.
The system partition only uses 22 GB and the data partition uses 16 GB.

I used the procedures, precisely, with no "secondary" unit but rather precisely as written.

I have no idea where you are deviating from the procedures given.
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20 Jul 2011   #15
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

16 gigs ram, and yes all drives are disconnected. Trying to install premium right now.
Ran the clean from another computer because I can't run it as the main os obviously. Had taken 15-20 minutes or so.




I had home installed before all this happened and realized that it wasn't allocating the entire 16 gigs of ram, so that's why I decided to format and install pro, thinking that it would be better then premium.
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20 Jul 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Clean is going to take a long time.

Clean All is writing zeros to each and every byte on the disk.

Carry out the procedure again. This time let the clean all finish.
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20 Jul 2011   #17
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

... I did let the clean all finish. it's a 40gig drive, it had take about 20 minutes.

I'm telling you it was completely formatted through diskpart. There wasn't anything that went wrong with that, it completed and posted that it was done formatting.
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20 Jul 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to know what is on the disk, you need to do 2 things:

1. Run WinDirStat - that will tell you how much OS and user data is on the SSD
2. Run vssadmin list shadowstorage in elevated command prompt - that will tell you how much space the restore points take (the Allocated number)

Besides: check the alignment: SSD Alignment
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20 Jul 2011   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you follow the procedure, as it is written, you will not be using a "secondary". You will not need a secondary. You will be formatting, you will be doing everything on the computer which will be receiving Win 7.
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20 Jul 2011   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
2. Run vssadmin list shadowstorage in elevated command prompt - that will tell you how much space the restore points take (the Allocated number)
Win + Pause/Break | System Protection | Configure button | will show both the current usage and the max usage for system restore points.


Besides: check the alignment: SSD Alignment

Win 7 install, if he does things as the writeup says, handles the alignment.
His problem is much bigger. This is petty cash compared to the billions that are in excess of any normal, correct installation.
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