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Sorry for asking ,

But I'm still running Windows 7 on my Vertex 2 64 GB ,

I needing to upgrade to larger , and my system keeps taking up SSD disk space ,

I have 4 to 5 gb left , and for some reason some program or action makes it run down to almost nothing

to the point that my thumbnails are not loading. I can't see where all that space is going to , since I not installed any

programs, and keep cleaning out all that i know how to do , the SSD keeps filling with stuff. I need to know what is causing

it.

Thanks so much

Ralph
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post #2 of 6
Grab a program called Space Monger. You can get a free version of it and it's super helpful for locating things that are taking up lots of space.

I was in the same boat as you and I noticed that a game was downloading 2GB - 4GB patches on to my SSD.

I really need to upgrade mine too but can't be bothered reinstalling OS and such.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by honsbeek View Post

But I'm still running Windows 7 on my Vertex 2 64 GB

There's your problem. By default, Windows 7 reserves 25% of a hard drive's capacity for system restore, be it images or restore points. I had 100 GB "disappear" from my hard drive until I found out about this. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore. Under "Backup," an option to "Manage space" is available. You can disable it completely on your SSD and set it to image itself to your HDD on a schedule instead, or you can shrink down to 5 or 10 percent, though the latter might not be worth it on an SSD that small.
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With all the new updates for windows 7 it has grown in size the last couple years. I remember win7 took up 20gb. Now it's more.
Edited by Kiros - 6/7/13 at 9:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

There's your problem. By default, Windows 7 reserves 25% of a hard drive's capacity for system restore, be it images or restore points. I had 100 GB "disappear" from my hard drive until I found out about this. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore. Under "Backup," an option to "Manage space" is available. You can disable it completely on your SSD and set it to image itself to your HDD on a schedule instead, or you can shrink down to 5 or 10 percent, though the latter might not be worth it on an SSD that small.

Sorry im not entirely sure what area u are talking about

I have Back & Restore option already in Control Panel , and System separately .
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Alright, I messed up. I was thinking of something totally different. Just follow the picture:



I'm using Home Premium, so your mileage may vary.
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