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Old 03-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Might be necessary to explain what that is to the OP.
Good point. I'll get to it in a minute, grabbing dinner. Thanks though :P
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Can use this to find out exactly what files are taking up space where.
Forgot to add my link...

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You can use a graphical hard drive manager, helps me when I have space issues,
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You can use a graphical hard drive manager, helps me when I have space issues,
Which is exactly what the tool I posted above pretty much is .
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Grab a copy of Treesize Free from the web. Will help identify which files are taking up your space. Best bet is a bigger SSD like you mentioned.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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just windows on the boot drive.
Hmm, do this for me if you don't mind it ?
Check windows update and see how much files were downloaded.
I have a feeling windows is setup automatically to download everything without you telling it so,
Reminds me of windows 8 update issue, let the thing run from right after installation it will try its best to force download updates you dont want.

Check this out also:
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Just like carnage x suite, but it will tell you whats already in your windows drive.
If you recognize something that can be removed on your own do so, otherwise ask one of us nice brutes here and we'll let you know.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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20gb is the minimum size for windows 7 64 bit and that's by Microsoft's standard. That does not leave much room for anything else. Along with all these other very good suggestions, you can remove windows update files to reclaim more space
Delete installed updates files from Windows 7
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