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biznatch11

join:2004-11-21
London, ON
reply to koam

Re: [WIN7] Size of Windows 7 on HD: 26GB - can it be reduced?

My Windows folder is 25 GB, that's a pretty normal size. There may be other ways to save space on your SSD. How much RAM do you have?


koam
Pink Pecker
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4 GB RAM

biznatch11

join:2004-11-21
London, ON
Since you have 4 GB of RAM, if you disable hibernation that will give you about 4 GB back.

»support.microsoft.com/kb/920730

Also I don't think this has been mentioned yet, but you can use the program WinDirStat to see exactly what is taking up space on your hard drive.

»windirstat.info/


koam
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I have hibernate off already.

Thanks for WinDirStat. I had Diskdata and TreeSize. The graphics on this are cool because it lets you drill down in the graph while keeping the whole drive size in perspective....Diskdata doesn't do that well at all.


EUS
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Is much space is taken by restore points?


koam
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Windows system protection says that 3.0 GB is used by restore points now.

However in WinDirStat is says that C:\System Volume Information is size= 0 (perhaps the program lacks the right admin permissions to see it)

while TreeSize says c:\System Volume Information is size = 4.1 GB
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