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Running low of space on Local C:, and it has my OS!

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Hey guys,

I just re-formatted my Local C: drive last night which houses my Windows 7. It's an OCZ Agility III and it only had 60GB Default so I had not that much room to work with.

I made sure, after installing windows 7, to change go into "regedit" and edit the registry for default installation path to D:\ , which houses my other backup SSD, so I can save space.

After installing Windows and Windows 7 updates, and the Drivers and Utilities for the motherboard, I am left with 19GB.

Is there anything else I can do to save space? It seems like everytime I log in, there is less space?

I noticed some programs like, Microsoft Security Essentials, will ONLY install to the main C:\ drive, no matter what I do.

And does anyone know how come I installed my NVIDIA Drivers to my backup D:\ drive, but when I look at my local C:\ drive, I find NVIDIA Folders? It's like it installed some files here but some files there. Weird.

Should I remove some of the motherboard utilities maybe?

Thanks
post #2 of 4
Yeah, put your utilities on the backup, any pictures, files etc, core temp, prime 95, anything like that should be on backup if your using a small boot drive.

There is a link in this thread that may help you.
Edited by Jolly Roger - 4/21/12 at 11:39am
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19gb, isn't a ridicolous amount of free space. As long as you manage it, you should be fine.

Try:

-If you are using hibernation, I would consider disabling it and just using sleep mode. Hibernation uses a file that's as large as your memory size, so 8gb in your case. After you disable it, look for the file and delete it.

-Also I would check your paging file size, and if your letting the system manage it see how much space it's taking. I would set it to a custom constant size of 1gb. Windows wants a minimum size of like 800mb for error logging.
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