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This can't be right but I don't know what's going on...

I just installed a brand new M4 SSD and then a fresh copy of Windows 7 and the first thing I did when I got done installing windows was check how much space I had on my new SSD.

I see that I'm currently using 35GB without having installed a single thing. Any idea here?
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The first think I thought of is "how much RAM does he have?". The reason is by default Win assigns 1.5x the amount of RAM as pagefile, which would be a whooping 24GB in your case; probably it's not that much, but you get the idea. Disable pagefile as you have a good amount of RAM, you won't need pagefile anytime soon.
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don't disable pagefile lol, just limit it to somewhere between 512MB to 1GB.
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Originally Posted by Mactox;14390107 
don't disable pagefile lol, just limit it to somewhere between 512MB to 1GB.
I'm not even gonna ask why redface.gif
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Originally Posted by dragosmp;14390094 
The first think I thought of is "how much RAM does he have?". The reason is by default Win assigns 1.5x the amount of RAM as pagefile, which would be a whooping 24GB in your case; probably it's not that much, but you get the idea. Disable pagefile as you have a good amount of RAM, you won't need pagefile anytime soon.

No. The pagefile is needed if you want crash reports and to be able to use bluescreenviewer.
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don't disable pagefile lol, just limit it to somewhere between 512MB to 1GB.


Yes, and make sure it's on the SSD. Make sure it's a static pagefile as well.
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Windows 7 takes up about 19 GB when fully updated. Use SpaceSniffer to find out what's filling your SSD.
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Yeah, I bought that pagefile down to 1GB and now my SSD is only 20GB full.
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Get rid of page file completely and turn off all the dumb error logs and such. The last thing you want is a bunch of useless crap being written to your disk for nothing. There is no need for it.
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post #9 of 35
You should also disable hibernation.

open up a command prompt and type powercfg h off then hit enter. Reboot after that and you'll have some more disk space back.
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Get rid of page file completely and turn off all the dumb error logs and such. The last thing you want is a bunch of useless crap being written to your disk for nothing. There is no need for it.

Totally untrue. Enjoy scratching your head when you BSOD and have no dump file to decode or message in event viewer.

Why bother having an SSD if you disable everything? It has very little effect on the life of your SSD.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;14390205 
You should also disable hibernation.

open up a command prompt and type powercfg h off then hit enter. Reboot after that and you'll have some more disk space back.



Totally untrue. Enjoy scratching your head when you BSOD and have no dump file to decode or message in event viewer.

Why bother having an SSD if you disable everything? It has very little effect on the life of your SSD.

Why would you BSOD? Don't you know what you're doing by now? It's a waste of space is the point, nothing to do with life of the drive.
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