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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Apexs, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. Apexs

    Apexs Thread Starter

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    Hi, i would like to reduce the size of my win7 pro installation on my ssd but do not have a clue where to start? is there an easy way to do this?
     
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    Assuming you also have a hard drive the relatively easy thing to do is to relocate (move) the Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos folders to the hard drive.

    People also successfully move (some) programs and the entire Users folder, but I would not attempt that unless really desperate.
     
  3. Apexs

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    hi, thanks, i already keep just about everything i can on another drive, install everything that lets you, away from C: but im finding the windows drive just keeps growing, empted temp files etc and deleted what i feel safe to remove
     
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    Hi, Rainforest23

    im using a 80GB Intel Gen2
     
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    i was looking at BuClean Suite 6 or RT 7 Lite, but iv never used any of them before and do not really have a clue what to remove without messing up windows
     
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    thanks Rainforest23 i will have a read of them
     
  9. rainforest123

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    A :
    Please feel free to share your opinions. I am new [ less than 2 months ] to SSDs.
    :)

    RF123
     
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    I don't understand why your C: drive would be so full if there's just the OS on it. I have a 64GB SSD in my laptop. Everything is on it (OS, programs, data) and it's still 60% empty.
     
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    some programs do not give you install options and are installed to C: by default, im guessing they are to blame, but look at my C drive Windows folder is 50gb! temp and SoftwareDistribution folders are empty!
    but it does seem to have only filled up recently and iv no idea why, in fact iv made the ssd bigger by reducing the size of the hidden backup partition on it and reinstalled a clean copy of win7
     
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    iv managed to free up 20gb by turning off the pagefile and removing a left over hiberfil.sys file as i never use Hibernation, i found TreeSizeFree app very useful
     
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    I contacted my friend, whose profession is data recovery. My friend is unaware of any SSD diag.

    I was also told that:
    1. SSDs will fail with no warning, unlike platter drives.

    2. The greatest strain on an SSD occurs during power up; to include awakening from sleep or hibernation. My friend said that 80% of my friend's business comes from laptop users with SSDs who use sleep or hibernation mode. My friend said that it is better to shut down the computer than use a setting that puts the HDD or computer to sleep or into hibernation.

    FWIW

    RF123
     
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