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FLYINHAWAIIAN

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    Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
    « on: February 16, 2011, 02:19:30 PM »
    In my other thread i had a problem watching videos without lag.
    I decided to re-install Windows 7 and when it was done, i noticed i had only around 3 GB of 18 free.
    Where is this 15 Gb coming from and how can i increase my amount of space?

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    Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
    « Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 03:56:37 PM »
    Windows 7 will generally take up about 10-15 GB. There's nothing you can do about it other than getting less space demanding operating system (Linux), a new hard drive, or deleting some unneeded files with a tool like CCleaner.

    Edit: Wait, how much storage does the hard drive report on it's box? If you had more space before, it's likely something went wrong with the partition stage of your reinstallation.

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    Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
    « Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 03:59:42 PM »
    How did you reinstall the OS? Did you format first?

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    Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
    « Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 04:06:15 PM »
    An 18G partition is a bit tight for a Win7 install with apps...
    Just sayin...
       
     
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      Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
      « Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 11:29:45 AM »
      How did you reinstall the OS? Did you format first?

      i just inserted the disk and it wouldnt let me upgrade so i did a custom installation.

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      Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
      « Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 11:47:47 AM »
      So you now have a Windows folder in Explorer and a Windows old....correct ? ?

      1st step i would take is increase the C: partition to at least 40G....more if need be.
         
       
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        Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
        « Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 01:47:22 PM »
        So you now have a Windows folder in Explorer and a Windows old....correct ? ?

        1st step i would take is increase the C: partition to at least 40G....more if need be.

        How?
        and i deleted the windows old folder.

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        Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
        « Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 04:04:32 PM »
        How?
        and i deleted the windows old folder.
        Did you empty the recycle bin and reboot?

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          Re: Where Is this Disk Space Coming From?
          « Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 07:49:00 AM »
          Did you empty the recycle bin and reboot?

          yep.
          the windows old folder was only like around 500 MB