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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro space usage

02 Sep 2012   #21

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

As you can see from that slider, I currently have 6.84 GB of restore points.

My C drive is currently 29.3 occupied.

If I deleted those restore points, I would have 29.3 minus 6.84 occupied, which is 22.46 GB.

That's with over 50 programs installed, and all Windows updates.

So, if you are getting down under 22 somewhere, you aren't far wrong.

A 30 GB drive will have about 27.9 usable when empty.

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06 Sep 2012   #22

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Hi Folks,

Well I found the SSD space hog. It's the pagesys file. I was thinking we had 4GB of RAM when my husband actually installed 16GB of RAM! Win 7 is occupying about 11GB and pagesys occupies 16GB, so we are on the edge of using all available space on the SSD.

I've researched this forum and other discussions about whether or not to move, split or reduce the pagesys file and find there are many points of view on the subject, but none that I can find more recent that Jan. 2011. Microsoft states to leave it with the OS, but others say it doesn't matter one way or the other. Have opinions changed over the past year with changes in technology?

Since we have 16GB of RAM it seems unlikely that pagesys will be accessed anytime soon. I could therefore reduce the size of it. What do you folks recommend? 1) keep it on the SSD and reduce the size? If so, reduce to what size, 4GB, 8GB? or 2) leave it at 16GB and move it to the HDD?

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06 Sep 2012   #23

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

16 GB is way excessive.

No problem with keeping it on the SSD. If you lay awake at night worrying about it, go ahead and put it on some other drive.

Mine is set to 1024 MB minimum and 2048 maximum, with no issues whatsoever.
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