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Windows 7 takes over 40GB on a 64GB SSD?

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I recently received a ADATA Premier Pro SP900 2.5" 64GB SSD. I am using it as a OS Drive. The only thing I have installed to the drive is Windows and the required patches. Right now I have about 11GB free on the drive. Is the 64 bit Windows 7 OS supposed to take up that much space? Or am I doing something wrong.
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post #2 of 7
I am not seeing the same here. On my laptop, I have Win 7 64 bit on this little 60gb drive. I have Windows and Studio 2012 installed and I still have over 30gb free.
    
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post #3 of 7
Disable hibernation should get you a few GB back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/819-hibernate-enable-disable.html

Also if your pagefile is defaulted to what Win 7 uses, then shrink it down to a more reasonable size.

You may also want to move your User folders to a separate drive, it is described in Seans Win 7 Install guide.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_30
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post #4 of 7
Have you disabled Hibernation? Nice bit of space you'll win back.
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post #5 of 7
Check to see how much space your computer's page file is taking up, and make sure you run a disk cleanup after you've fully updated because the WSUS folder will take up quite bit a room, it's just full of files windows used to install updates.
Also a 64gb SSD after formatting, depending on the controller will loose a few gigabytes, IIRC sandforce controllers cause quite a large loss from formatting.
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I was down to seriously 2GB left and I followed this http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html and d/l WinDirStat to clean up the SSD and now have 19GB free.
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Dont forget you can also clean out the folder where all the windows updates install. C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download it usually holds around 2GB after a reinstall of Win7, its one thing CCleaner does not touch. Wonder if it has to do with them needing to be there to uninstall update if it breaks something???
 
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