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Windows 8 30 gigs ????

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Hi , I just installed Windows 8 on my new Vector

It hogs up 30 gigs to start with , im OMG is that normal ?

Is it ?

^^ Thanks

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Yeah that's about right. You can cut down the disk usage by making a few adjustments:

- Disable hibernation. Normally hibernation will create a file the size of the RAM installed. To disable, open a CMD prompt with admin rights. Type "powercfg -h off" (without the ") and reboot.

- Manually adjust your Page File. IIRC, Windows defaults to about 2x the installed RAM for the Page File size. If you have say 8GB+ installed, you can likely cut the Page File down to save some space.

- Disable system restore. As you install/uninstall programs, apply updates, etc... restore points are usually created. These can take up a good chunk of disk space (usually 5% of the partition's capacity by default). So if you're comfortable running without System Restore, you can just disable it. Personally, I keep it off since I keep regular images of my system anyway.

I hope this helps! smile.gif
post #3 of 6
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Hi thanks for that feedback ,

I scanned with spacemonger , and I see that my pagefile is at 6 gb , I have 16 gb of Ram
What would be good ?

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You can probably get away with knocking the page file down to 1GB or even less. Some run without a PF entirely, but that's inviting trouble.
    
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

You can probably get away with knocking the page file down to 1GB or even less. Some run without a PF entirely, but that's inviting trouble.

Yup same here...I'm just going with a 1GB page file and I've run into no problems at all. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by honsbeek View Post

It hogs up 30 gigs to start with , im OMG is that normal ?
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Yeah, especially the 64bit version. Windows 7 used up like 25gb so there's nothing weird at all about this.
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