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There's a program called Windirstat that graphically shows your used storage space. Might be useful.
    
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SSD tweak guide is here.
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Oh right, I think you posted a guide on how to do this right? Can you post the location of the SSD tweaking guide here?
Here's how to disable all 3:

System Restore:
  1. Right-click Computer and choose Properties (or just press Windows Key + Pause/Break)
  2. On the left side, click "System protection"
  3. Select one of the drives (only if it says "On")
  4. Click "Configure..."
  5. Choose "Turn off system protection"
  6. Allow it to do so (it will "warn" you that all of your restore points will be deleted)
  7. Repeat this for all drives


Paging File:
  1. Right-click Computer and choose Properties (or just press Windows Key + Pause/Break)
  2. Click "Advanced system settings"
  3. Click the first "Settings..." button (it's under "Performance")
  4. Switch to the Advanced tab
  5. Click the "Change..." button
  6. Select "No paging file"
  7. Click "Set"
  8. Ignore this message (click Yes)
  9. Click "OK" all the way out
  10. Reboot


Hibernation:
  1. Open the Start menu and type cmd.exe
  2. Right-click the matching result and choose "Run as administrator"
  3. Type powercfg -h off and press Enter
  4. If you did this correctly, then you'll get a new command prompt line with no error (so, this is your only confirmation)

You're good to go now.


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Also, is it too late to disable superfetch and all those other useless things? Would I need to perform a clean install to do those things?
It's never too late.
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post #14 of 25
just do disk cleanup, click on more options, and click on system restore and shadow copies.....that'll free up some space........and if you're feelin' like a gangsta, you can turn off system restore
    
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post #15 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Here's how to disable all 3:

System Restore:
  1. Right-click Computer and choose Properties (or just press Windows Key + Pause/Break)
  2. On the left side, click "System protection"
  3. Select one of the drives (only if it says "On")
  4. Click "Configure..."
  5. Choose "Turn off system protection"
  6. Allow it to do so (it will "warn" you that all of your restore points will be deleted)
  7. Repeat this for all drives


Paging File:
  1. Right-click Computer and choose Properties (or just press Windows Key + Pause/Break)
  2. Click "Advanced system settings"
  3. Click the first "Settings..." button (it's under "Performance")
  4. Switch to the Advanced tab
  5. Click the "Change..." button
  6. Select "No paging file"
  7. Click "Set"
  8. Ignore this message (click Yes)
  9. Click "OK" all the way out
  10. Reboot


Hibernation:
  1. Open the Start menu and type cmd.exe
  2. Right-click the matching result and choose "Run as administrator"
  3. Type powercfg -h off and press Enter
  4. If you did this correctly, then you'll get a new command prompt line with no error (so, this is your only confirmation)

You're good to go now.



It's never too late.
WOW! I went from 17.5GB free to 33.3GB!!!!!!!! Thank's so much TwoCables! You have helped me so much on this forum
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WOW! I went from 17.5GB free to 33.3GB!!!!!!!! Thank's so much TwoCables! You have helped me so much on this forum
hehe you're very welcome!!
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post #17 of 25
Ya, I had the same problem. My reg HDD as my Data drive kept getting smaller and smaller. At first I was like.......then checked system restore, and yep. For whatever reason was up to 155G on my data drive. Immediately fixed that situation.

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post #18 of 25
I forgot to say that the reason why we just freed up about 16GB is because the Paging File and the Hibernation file were about 8GB each.
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post #19 of 25
I didn't do a step by step for disabling, but I was the first to tell you it was system restore (just saying)
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I didn't do a step by step for disabling, but I was the first to tell you it was system restore (just saying)
It wasn't system restore, though. He had it limited to 600 MB.

He freed up 15.8 GB because both the Paging File and Hibernation file were about 8 GB each.
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