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Vista Home Premium 64bit gobbles up 53GB of HD space


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#1 Jim P

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:51 AM

Is this normal? This is after I upgraded to Service Pack2 and installed all the updates.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:01 PM

hi,,, its not the os using it,,, the os is around 10gb in size,,,, most of this 53gb of space is allocated to the shadow copy,,, aka system restore,,,, by default 15% of all hdd space is passed over to the shadow copy.
you can change this if you want in CMD (command prompt)
let me know if you want to do this and i will dig out the info on how to do it,,, also let me know how big your hdd is,,
good luck.
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

hi,,, its not the os using it,,, the os is around 10gb in size,,,, most of this 53gb of space is allocated to the shadow copy,,, aka system restore,,,, by default 15% of all hdd space is passed over to the shadow copy.
you can change this if you want in CMD (command prompt)
let me know if you want to do this and i will dig out the info on how to do it,,, also let me know how big your hdd is,,
good luck.


Figgis41,

My hd is a 250gb.

I'm okay with it. If my memory serves me correct I had 193gb of freespace right after I installed the OS and the updates. Checked it today and it shows 179gb of free space. I have another 250gb harddrive at my disposal.


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Jim

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

Try one of these 2 apps. to see what is on the hard drive
http://windirstat.info/
http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...on/sequoiaview/
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#5 figgis41

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 03:22 PM

so going on the 250gb drive,,, thats about 38gb allocated to sys restore,,, so if your ok with it ,,, you always know that you can always get back 20gb if you want it :huh:
Figgis,,,, LUFC




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