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Windows 7: Hard drive Space & Reinstall Windows 7

03 Mar 2009   #1
Sundippan

Windows 7 beta (7000)
 
 
Hard drive Space & Reinstall Windows 7

i just installed windows 7 on my computer and now i have only 11 GB HHD left out of 80 GB...

is there anyway i could reinstall it??? and if i reinstall it can i still use my product key. i already activated it, so am i going to have a problem re-activating again?


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03 Mar 2009   #2
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

You will be able to reactivate, but how is it it has taken so much space (69Gbs!)+ Or are you including quite a lot of installed software as well.
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03 Mar 2009   #3
Sundippan

Windows 7 beta (7000)
 
 

No! all the software i had on my system are gone...
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03 Mar 2009   #4
johngalt

 

I seriously doubt that W7 takes up 69 GB - you might want to check again....

In addition, you should check the size of folders, particularly Program Files an your user folder.
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04 Mar 2009   #5
colin12

windows 7
 
 

win7 also hiberate takes up 3+ gig on my drive ,,,,suposedly hibernate takes as much room as you have ram? any one know how to remove hibernate ?
switched to never in power options ?????
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04 Mar 2009   #6
Sundippan

Windows 7 beta (7000)
 
 

do u think i need to format my hhd before installing windows 7? And if i format it, am i going to lose all my driver and bios?
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04 Mar 2009   #7
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sundippan View Post
do u think i need to format my hhd before installing windows 7? And if i format it, am i going to lose all my driver and bios?

Formatting will not lose your bios, and it is the reason you have so little space... you will lose your drivers but windows will reinstall them with windows update.

Burn a disc with the files/programs/drivers you wish to keep, and reinstall them after windows 7 is complete.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colin12 View Post
win7 also hiberate takes up 3+ gig on my drive ,,,,suposedly hibernate takes as much room as you have ram? any one know how to remove hibernate ?
switched to never in power options ?????
Hi Colin, here is your answer:

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/778-power-plan-settings-change.html
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04 Mar 2009   #8
Sundippan

Windows 7 beta (7000)
 
 

Thankz...i will reinstall
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05 Mar 2009   #9
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colin12 View Post
win7 also hiberate takes up 3+ gig on my drive ,,,,suposedly hibernate takes as much room as you have ram? any one know how to remove hibernate ?
switched to never in power options ?????


Hi Colin. You can also do it like this:

1. Click Start - All Programs, - Accessories. (You may have another path, I've messed with mine a little), and then right click on "Command Prompt".
2. From the context menu click on "Run as administrator".
3. If User Account Control prompts you to allow the action, click on Continue.
4. In the command prompt window, type "powercfg -H OFF" (without the quotes).
4. Close the Command Prompt window.

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01 Oct 2009   #10
eiger3970

Windows 7
 
 

This is the same problem I had. I just fully installed Windows 7 after using Windows XP. Had about 20GB free on 80GB c drive. Now I only have 2.75GB free c drive. I can't find anywhere to remove 60GB of stuff. My computer C drive only shows a few small items in the files...nothing to delete that takes up 60GB. I need to use the migration wizard to put about 20GB from the D drive back onto the new Windows 7 C drive and can't?
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