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Old 03-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! I have a 30gb ssd boot drive and win7 is growing too big.

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amd II x4 555black ed 3.2
windows 7 64 bit
4gb ram
ati radeon 5670
Corsair nova 2 30gb-data
Ocz onyx-boot
seagate 300gb-data

I also want to add...that I am saving for a new boot drive with a $150 budget.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Help! I have a 30gb ssd boot drive and win7 is growing too big.

hardware specs
amd II x4 555black ed 3.2
windows 7 64 bit
4gb ram
ati radeon 5670
Corsair nova 2 30gb-data
Ocz onyx-boot
seagate 300gb-data

I also want to add...that I am saving for a new boot drive with a $150 budget.
So you mean to tell us that your running out of space right ?
Also about your seagate how much space is on it ?
If you have some space on your 300gb lets try something different.
Any music or videos you dont need in mydocuments make 2 folders and move the music videos and such to your 300gb hdd.
If you have too many apps or games somethings has to be moved or uninstalled.
Windows 7 likes to have its own space when it downloads updates for you and install and for system reserve.

Windows will nag you if its running out of space. :/
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have just Windows / its updates installed on the SSD, or do you have applications installed on the SSD as well?
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just windows on the boot drive.
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Do a Disk Cleanup on your C: drive. Then when it gets done, click the "Cleanup System Files" button to scan for update uninstallers. Check the boxes that take up the most space that you want to remove in the "Files to Delete" section. Those take up room too (used to uninstall Windows Updates).
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Ive tried that and I use ccleaner but I still only have under a gig of space.
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I think Im gonna have to get a 128gb ssd to fix this problem..lol
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Can use this to find out exactly what files are taking up space where.
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Can use this to find out exactly what files are taking up space where.
Hibernation file possibly? Or a self adjusting page file?
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...a self adjusting page file?
Might be necessary to explain what that is to the OP.
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