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#1 lazystoner

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:27 AM

Hello i just realised that about 20+ gigs have been filled up on my ssd overnight, i try not to install anything on my ssd because it holds the OS, can someone help me please.



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:28 AM

Hi lazystoner :)

Follow the instructions below please.
  • For Windows 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties;
  • Click on Advanced System Settings in the left pane;
  • Click on the System Protection tab;
  • Click on the Configure button;
  • Can you tell me how much space is allocated to the System Restore points, and how much space is currently in use by them?;

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:31 AM

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:34 AM

Alright, download and use WinDirStat to get an overview of where most of your space is gone. If you want, you can maximize the program's window, take a screenshot of it once the analysis is done and post it here for me to check it out. Also, what is your SSD total size?

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:41 AM

the ssd is 128g

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:04 AM

You have 40GB of file directly on your C: drive, that might be it. Do you have hibernation enabled or disabled on your system?

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:07 AM

i dont now, how can i check



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:10 AM

Follow the instructions in the Microsoft Article below to disable the hibernation on your SSD (powercfg.exe /hibernate off)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/920730

Once done, restart your computer and see if your SSD space is back.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:19 AM

yea that did it, thank you very much. On another note the ssd is 128 Gigs and i have 50 gigs free now and im wondering were the other 75 gigs are because i dont install nothing on my ssd



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:39 AM

No problem :) Run WinDirStat again and provide me a new screenshot please, I'll tell you where that space is.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:42 AM

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:42 AM

The upgrade to Windows 10 have been downloaded on your SSD, which takes 6GB right off the bat. If we add the total of all the other subfolders, we get around 75GB of used space, most of it taken by the Windows folder, files on your C: drive (you could reduce your pagefile size), Program Files and the Windows 10 upgrade download.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:46 AM

i didnt download the upgrade to windows 10 but if u say so how would i remove these files



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

That upgrade is downloaded automatically on systems that are configured to receive Windows Update automatically. You can delete the $Windows.~BT folder on your C: drive. In order to do that, you need to enable the hidden files and folders, and also the system files. Next time you are about to download your Windows Update, review them. If you see "Upgrade to Windows 10", you can uncheck it, then right-click on it and select "Hide" if you don't want it.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/quick-tip-reveal-hidden-system-files-in-windows-explorer/

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