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Hey guys a few weeks ago I built a new computer for my sister: http://www.overclock.net/t/1240246/building-an-art-beast

She is coming to pick it up next weekend so I was messing around with it last night and uninstall some benchmarking programs, and other things she will never use and I finished up, right clicked on ( C:\ ) properties, we had a pretty tight budget and we were advised that a 64G SSD would be big enough for her needs. Here's the problem, there is nothing installed on it other than windows, NOTHING, I have got through the entire add/remove program list and the biggest program on the list is like 250Mb, anyway some how there is only 11Gb free space on the SSD. I have gone through every file on the drive and the biggest one is windows, it's like 16-17 gigs, everything else total is like 2 gigs... there should only be about 20 gigs used right now so why does it tell me that I only have 11 gigs free? I'm about to just reformat and reinstall windows and see how it looked right off the bat because nothing is on that drive unless windows updates take up like 30 more gigs.

Don't know if you'll really be able to help much from this description, let me know if there's any information I can provide to help you help me. Thanks!
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The first thing I would check is the size of the page file. From what I recall, Win7 will set a default maximum size equal to your physical RAM, up to 16GB.

Some folks will tell you to do away with it, but I have mine set to 1GB. From what I've heard, some programs don't like when there's no page file at all.

The second thing I would look at is your system restore settings. You can adjust it so it won't use as much space.

On my OS SSD, I still have around 74GB out of I think 111GB? (It's a 120GB drive), and I have several of my bulkier programs on it as well as my OS.

There are other tweaks you can do to free up space, but I think these are the 2 big ones.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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I agree with ^. I was terrified when I got my SSD and saw a nice chunk of it missing... it was the 16GB page file.
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post #4 of 8
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Ah, thanks a lot guys, it has 16g of ram so that's probably it. I don't have it hooked up right now but that must be the problem is because I have hardly installed anything on it. Thanks so much!
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I freed up a lot of space (32 gigs!) by messing with the page file and getting rid of some hybernation stuff. . .

Thanks for the help!
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Glad it worked out. thumb.gif
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Don't forget to read this from the forum and this from the corsair forum. That is regarding formatting the ssd and tweaking it so it doesn't use a lot of capacity for system restore, etc.
    
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system restore, the hibernation file, and pagefile will just about devour a 60-64gb ssd. Kill those off and you're good to go (like you figured out already) You can also clear up some space by removing all the windows update files/hotfix files. ccleaner works pretty well to scour any internet temp files as well as has an option to remove the hotfix files etc.
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