Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Troubleshooting

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 29, 2010, 09:46 PM
Trial Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Default New SSD, trying to get the most space out of it.

I just finished installing windows 7 on to my SSD, and low and behold it's using up nearly 20gb.

However, when I check the properties of all the folders (including hidden) it only says 11gb. So what is using up all that other space?

Also what can I do to reduce the windows folder size and does anyone know if there is a way to move the User and Program Files folders to my secondary hard disk?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 29, 2010, 09:48 PM
Arinoth's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Halifax
Posts: 9,217

Left over install files, useless addon crap it installs, system restore. Run a disk clean up and you'll be surprised how much free space you'll get back
Here I am: here I remain
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 29, 2010, 10:07 PM
Lpfan4ever's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,111

My System Specs


Also, if I recall correctly, turning off hibernate frees up an amount equal to how much RAM you have.
Originally Posted by encorp
I don't know, maybe if you get a big enough compacticator you can put it in your butt and name yourself "sexbuttplug"...
<martin_metal_88> I think I am gonna sell my server
<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 30, 2010, 06:14 AM
gingerbee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Posts: 7,002

My System Specs


Windows 7 - Ultimate SSD Speed Tweaks
Fav quote "One should strive to achieve; not sit in bitter regret." Ronin Harris
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
International Space Station kruzn4evr Off Topic 18 June 14, 2011 04:42 PM
Silverstone Announces HDDBoost - The SSD Experience with the HDD Space FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 14 February 5, 2010 08:08 PM
project - no space kyle_L Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery 0 January 4, 2009 02:59 PM
Space Siege = bleah SugarJ Gaming 3 August 23, 2008 04:13 AM
dissapearing space tom.mullie Troubleshooting 11 April 16, 2008 04:57 PM