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As topic says is this possible? I found that my C drive was abnormally full for some silly reason ( I use 60gb ssd for my os) and I wanted to clear space disk clean up didnt take off too much so just wondering if it was possible?
post #2 of 19
You can for steam stuff because it can rebuild it self, but everything else needs to be reinstalled for the registory ect..
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Disable:

Hibernation
System Restore
Paging File
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Disable:

Hibernation
System Restore
Paging File
This^ You beat me lol
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yeah its annoying because i installed everything on a partition of my 2tb put my os on my ssd and my data on another partition I dont know how it filled up : /
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how do i disable them ?
post #7 of 19
try this guide . . .

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/wind...ed-tweaks.html

leave about 500mb for pagefile.
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how do i disable them ?
Here you go

Turn Off Hibernation File: Type cmd in search, right click cmd symbol that comes up and choose "run as administrator". Type “powercfg -h off” and press enter.

Turn off paging file: control panel/ system/advanced system settings/performance settings/advanced/virtual memory/change click no paging file, click set, apply, ok. (Restart later) Note: if you want to use a paging file for some reason set the minimum size to 1000mb and the maximum size to 1000mb. (Restart Later)

Turn off system protection: control panel/ system/system protection make sure all drives are off especially C. You can make system images so system protection is just a giant waste of disk space.
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/8/11 at 3:13am
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ok i set it to 1gb, and now it cleared like 20gb lolz next question what is paging file and thanks for the help much appreciated
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ok i set it to 1gb, and now it cleared like 20gb lolz next question what is paging file and thanks for the help much appreciated
No problem, glad to help

In storage, a pagefile is a reserved portion of a hard disk that is used as an extension of random access memory (RAM) for data in RAM that hasn't been used recently. A pagefile can be read from the hard disk as one contiguous chunk of data and thus faster than re-reading data from many different original locations.

The minimum for you to set it to if you don't disable it is 400MB btw, you can get away with it.
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