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I just bought a Kingston 64gb SSD (showing 59gb in win7), and I love it. I noticed when I installed windows 7 64 bit the drive says it has 35gb free. When I highlight all the files/folder in C drive, it shows the total is only 13gb (so I should have 46gb free instead of 35). Am I missing something here?
post #2 of 24
You need to disable hibernation... that will free up that remaining room. Mine was the same way. Check out some of the how to guides. They will walk you through doing that. As well as many other tips and tricks to get teh most out of your new SSD!"


HAve fun!
post #3 of 24
Turn Off/Shrink the Hibernation File: Applies to SSD/HDD
Open the Start Menu, in the search line, type CMD
Right click CMD icon that comes up and choose "Run as administrator"
Type powercfg -h off and press enter to delete it
Type powercfg –h –size 50 and press enter to shrink it
Note: If you don't use hibernation mode, disabling it will save you several GB of disk space. If you do use hibernation mode, you can still shrink the hibernation file size. You can even move it to a HDD, I will make a mini guide soon. I say to do it at this point if you want to b/c it prevents extra writes as well.
post #4 of 24
Thats normal
post #5 of 24
Question: When you installed SSD as boot, did you also follow guide here : http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654-seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization.html ?

I set up following this guide and do my installs of programs to mechanical drive, short of a few random programs and I have 27.8g free after 2-3 weeks installed....
I also stoped updates after sp1 update...
post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by HexATL;15622860 
Thats normal
Not if you disable the hibernation file.
post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek1387;15622879 
Not if you disable the hibernation file.

Exactly, so unless you made a change it would be normal.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy;15622876 
Question: When you installed SSD as boot, did you also follow guide here : http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654-seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization.html ?

I set up following this guide and do my installs of programs to mechanical drive, short of a few random programs and I have 27.8g free after 2-3 weeks installed....
I also stoped updates after sp1 update...

I just installed windows 7 as a normal install on the ssd. Do I have to go through all those steps to install windows 7?
post #9 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek1387;15622847 
You need to disable hibernation... that will free up that remaining room. Mine was the same way. Check out some of the how to guides. They will walk you through doing that. As well as many other tips and tricks to get teh most out of your new SSD!"


HAve fun!


thanks bud!
post #10 of 24
I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but if you have a lot of system memory some people recommend that you disable page file as well. Normally Windows allocates as much hard disk space for page file as you have memory. In my case it was taking 16 GB of my SSD and allocating it for page file. So disabling that saved me a huge chunk.
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