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Win7 SSD Full all of the sudden


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MoNsTeReNeRgY22

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Hey everyone,

So I have my custom PC with a 30GB SSD for the OS and then 2 750GB in Raid 0 that I use for storage and installation of all of my programs. So I normally have about 4-5GB of free space on the SSD, however, I just got back from college and finally ran windows update on this machine and it left me with 500mb of free space on my C drive. When I went to install tje latest SP it said that there was not enough space to install. I ran treesize free on my C drive and it says that 25.5GB are for Windows, 4.5GB for hiberfil.sys, and 1.9GB for my installed programs.

Basically I am asking how did my C drive just loose 4GB of space after running Windows update, and how can I free some space so that I can install the latest SP for Windows 7?

Thanks everyone!
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Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.



Background info courtesy of DonnaB Thank you


As for TFC, this is a tidbit of an article I found a while back by a MicroSoft MVP.

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB).

Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running applications. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.
-- TFC only cleans temp folders.
-- TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail.




Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
http://auslogics.com...defrag/download
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here's some more ways to save space:

http://www.overclock...disk-space.html

If you don't use hibernation turn it off, as you can see that' ll save you 4GB right there. If you do use it, they show you how to shrink it.
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I run TFC quite often and I was told it is not necessary to defrag SSD's because it actually slows them down and shortens their life span.

Thanks gorham, the hibernation off seemed to do the trick. 6+ gb free of space!

Edited by MoNsTeReNeRgY22, 19 May 2011 - 06:07 PM.

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Yes that is correct. Do not run a defrag on SSD drives.
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Thanks gorham, the hibernation off seemed to do the trick. 6+ gb free of space!


good deal :)
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You might want to clean out old System Restore points using Disk Cleanup. The function is in the "More options" tab.
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