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Windows 7: C drive getting too big need to delete extra files or clutter

27 Aug 2015   #1
futuristic6

Win 6 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
C drive getting too big need to delete extra files or clutter

Hi,

I reecntly used Macrium reflect to clone my old HDD to SSD in a new computer. The new computer has Win 7 64 Bit professional verses win 7 64 bit Ultimate in old computer.
However, I find that the C drive has become large nearly 200Gb and i suspect that I have some duplicates or trash on my SSD.

Please help in cleaning up this drive without deleting important files.

Regards,
Mihir


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27 Aug 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Cloning a old system into a new system will not work well at all.
If the old system was anything other that Retail Windows 7 you will also need a new COA key to activate.

The dirvers and chipset will be different between the old computer and the new computer in most cases.

New computer should have a Clean Install of Windows 7 and the programs you so desire.

Complete this tutorial by Golden so members can have a look.

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27 Aug 2015   #3
futuristic6

Win 6 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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27 Aug 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I see.

Drive (0) 931 gb
Partition (C) 302 gb/98 gb free space

**Is Drive (0) a SSD or a Hard Drive??

So if I understand correctly you are wondering why your (C) partition has 200gb used already. Is that correct?
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27 Aug 2015   #5
futuristic6

Win 6 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes Drive is SSD, and I am wondering why my C drive which only is used for OS and programs is OF 200 GB
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27 Aug 2015   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you saved a lot of images , videos or music to your hard drive?
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27 Aug 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by futuristic6 View Post
Yes Drive is SSD, and I am wondering why my C drive which only is used for OS and programs is OF 200 GB
You haven't told us how much space was used by C on the old computer.

Have you attempted any type of disk cleanup, with Windows built-in tool or any other tool?

As Layback Bear says, moving a system from one PC to another is asking for trouble at a minimum and can be outside Microsoft's licensing agreement, depending on the type of Windows license you have.
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27 Aug 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Use https://antibody-software.com/web/so...ur-hard-drive/ (portable zip link right below download button) to see what is taking space on C.

You can use Paragon Adaptive Restore for moving Windows across motherboards - Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

However, you have to sort licensing if you are using OEM Windows.
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29 Aug 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's pretty simple to me.
You took 200gb from the old drive and installed them on the new SSD. That is why their is 200gb on the new 1 T SSD.

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