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Windows 7: SSD Boot drive filled up need clean up

26 Jul 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmoazz View Post
Umm, how do I copy the top left quadrant..
Windows 7 has the new snipping tool, or there is the old school Prnt Scrn button. Press it, then open paint and press Paste. Then cut out the portion we need, open a new paint page, paste again, then save it, and then upload it for us to look at.


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26 Jul 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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26 Jul 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Have you moved your User files to the storage HD? You'll get better performance, safer storage as well as recover space to your HD: User Folders - Change Default Location
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26 Jul 2010   #14
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I just did whole thing... hope I didn't need to open up all folders and all that.


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26 Jul 2010   #15
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmoazz View Post
Yes I was thinking it was filling up rather quickly. I'm not home but basically I have Win7 Ult 64 bit, DVDFab, Adobe CS5 Master Collection(5GB alone), Microsoft Security Essential, iTunes, Steam(Counter Strike Source only game downloaded), WinRAR, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, ConvertXtoDVD, PeerBlock, uTorrent, PCProbe(PC temp and fan speed reader came with mobo), and that's about it I guess.

I guess I was just so used to XP and it must be smaller than Win7 Ult 64 that took 25GB
steam can be installed and run from another drive as can Utorrent and possibly iTunes ?

the .gcf files are valve for steam so thats 6gb already
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26 Jul 2010   #16
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

My guess is that you have a load of system restore points on your drive, you might want to check that and consider deleting them.


Steve
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26 Jul 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Indeed, reducing the amount that system restore can use will free some space up.
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26 Jul 2010   #18
cmoazz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
steam can be installed and run from another drive as can Utorrent and possibly iTunes ?

the .gcf files are valve for steam so thats 6gb already
but I want Steam and iTunes to run fast that's why they're on the SSD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
My guess is that you have a load of system restore points on your drive, you might want to check that and consider deleting them.


Steve
and how is this done?
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26 Jul 2010   #19
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
My guess is that you have a load of system restore points on your drive, you might want to check that and consider deleting them.


Steve
and how is this done?
Right click My Computer and click properties. Click System Protection. Go to the System Protection tab if it does not take you there automatically, and hit configure. You can control most if not all System Restore settings from there.
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26 Jul 2010   #20
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

To save space on mine, i always disable the hibernate file. (about 8gigs approx) od space can be saved if you dont use this feature.

You can also reduce the PF size if you have plenty of RAM, or move it to another drive. Around 2GB perhaps left on the SSD would be fine, but do not disable it.

As suggested, reduce the amount of space 7 can use for restore points.

This should free up around 10GB of space. (depending how much RAM you have it may be a bit more)

However, if I were you, I would just put Steam at the very front of a spining Drive where it will perform best (or a secondary SSD) as well as all music, video, and picture folders.
just let the SSD handle the OS and all other Programs.

While it is true a game will load a bit faster on the SSD, the simple fact is once the game is loaded it really doesnt make that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things.
Once the game loads, its running from memory which is faster than the SSD anyway. The exception would be a few games that load the game world on the fly. Even then, not that drastic of a difference.

However, the choice is yours. So a couple tips to save some space if you choose to leave it where it is.
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