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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro Fresh Install - 125GB in size

25 Jul 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Windows 7 Pro Fresh Install - 125GB in size


In preperation for Windows 10 Pro, I've got a brand new Crucial BX200 240gb and installed Windows 7 Pro, the only other software I've installed is Avast and Macrium reflect as I was going to create a backup incase the Windows 10 install went screwy.

Somehow windows 7 Pro, avast and Macrium reflect are taking up 125 gb on the SSD?

Any ideas whats happened.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2016   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Run WizTree to see where your space is being used.
They have a Portable ZIP available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks - somehow i've got a 63.9 GB pagefile and a 47.9 gb hiberfil.sys file - how can I fix this problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jul 2016   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

How much RAM do you have ?

If you don't use hibernate you can disable it with this elevated CMD:
powercfg -h off
Hibernate - Enable or Disable
Disabling hibernate will delete the hiberfil.sys file.

You can manually adjust the pagefile size using the Custom Size option.
Here is a tutorial:
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Reboot after making any changes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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