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Unusually large windows folder?

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After I re-installed Win8 (like every time) my 128gig ssd only has 80gb left... This has never happened before, usually it is at 100GB free after I optimized at first run.
The Windows system folder is using up to 20Gb, with WinSxS folder taking up 12GB of the Windows system folder. Also my pagefile is almost 17GB, and just deleted a 1gb memory.dmp file.

Why is this?
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Disable hibernation to get another of your RAM quantity back.

The C:\Windows folder is usually around that size for 64 bit variants.
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You can run this command in the command prompt to clean the winSxS folder, it may not have anything to clean and usually is pretty big.

dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded /hidesp

You can also follow Sean's SSD Guide on how to get rid of the hibernation file, which is the same size as the amount of system memory if I remember correctly. And also how to lower your page file size. I usually leave my page file at 768MB and haven't had a problem.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1133897/windows-7-ssd-tweaking-guide/0_20
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