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Windows 7: SSD full after fresh install?

20 Jul 2011   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Besides: check the alignment: SSD Alignment

Win 7 install, if he does things as the writeup says, handles the alignment
In principle yes. But not so if he installed into a predefined partition. It never hurts to check.


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20 Jul 2011   #22
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

16Gigs of RAM??

A very large portion free space is being tied up with hiberfile, as well as PF.



Delete the hiberfile. Thats 16Gb of space right there.

To save more space, you could probably even lower the PF to 4GB min and max, but do not disable it.

This may be all thats wrong.
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20 Jul 2011   #23
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

Thanks.


And just to clarify. I was doing the diskpart clean from the OS, and it doesn't ALLOW you to format a drive while you're on it.

I tried the hiberfile and that's when it gave me the compress issue and wouldn't let me on the drive.

I'll try it again.
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20 Jul 2011   #24
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 15d View Post
Thanks.


And just to clarify. I was doing the diskpart clean from the OS, and it doesn't ALLOW you to format a drive while you're on it.

I tried the hiberfile and that's when it gave me the compress issue and wouldn't let me on the drive.

I'll try it again.
And if you followed the procedure given in the links, you would not be doing a format that way. Read the procedures. Follow the procedures and you will no problems.
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20 Jul 2011   #25
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Besides: check the alignment: SSD Alignment

Win 7 install, if he does things as the writeup says, handles the alignment
In principle yes. But not so if he installed into a predefined partition. It never hurts to check.
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Since SSDs tend to perform at their best when the operating systemís  partitions are created with the SSDís alignment needs in mind, all of  the partition-creating tools in Windows 7 place newly created partitions  with the appropriate alignment.
That is from:

Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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20 Jul 2011   #26
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

Hey, so what I did was create a partition with 32 gigs on it and installed the os, and it installed fine. It had taken up the whole amount I allocated for that partition and left me with the rest.


I then ran powercfg and it had brang it down to 17.

The reason why I was confused before, was because I ran powercfg and the other command you stated. I restarted and it gave me that compression error. Which I hadn't done anything else for that to happen?

Apparently it is the hibernation though.

I wiped the drive, once again and I'm installing the os on the full partition. I'll get rid of the hibernation and let you know. So far so good though.


Thanks alot for your help, and no offense but i stated that I successfully ran the diskpart and found it kind of annoying that you were telling me to do it again when that obviously wasn't the problem after a successful format.


It doesn't allow you to format it when you're ON the actual drive. (obviously)


Anywho, thanks. Install just finished, will post back in a few minutes when I've got it setup.
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20 Jul 2011   #27
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

... i did follow the procedure in the links. That procedure is NOTHING new to me, I've done it a hundred times before.

I used to format computers and install xp / vista for a living with geeksquad.
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20 Jul 2011   #28
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

Also, in regards to the page file. Wouldn't I want it having more allocated?

Can you post some links for me to read up on pagefile? I'm vaguely familiar with it. I know how to do it, but don't fully understand it.

I'm running an audio application that requires heavy workloads off my SSD. Should I be allocating my pagefile to a higher spec?

THanks.
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20 Jul 2011   #29
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

powercfg brings it down to 14! Fixed!
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20 Jul 2011   #30
15d

7 pro 64b
 
 

Thank you very much for your prompt replies as well. I was on google wondering how many days it might take to find a response from someone.

A few hours and a few installs later.. !

Very helpful, will definitely stick around this forum in the future.

It's 4 am here, and I need to finish working now.
Cheers guys.
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