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itunes is running off my 250
But whenever you do a sync, it sends the backup to your appdata folder. With only like 300 songs, my folder was almost 7GB
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Also, there is something you can do to move the Firefox Cache to the RAM, did it a while back and reduces writes to the SSD, as well as saving space. For reference, here is my 40GB Callisto, and other disks. SSD only has the OS, MSN, Xfire, Office '07 and a few others on.

It's here http://lifehacker.com/5687850/speed-...-disk-required
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When you install programs, are you selecting custom installation and changing the default c:/ installation directory to whatever your 250gb drive letter is?
yes i am
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I'm sorry if this sounds noob, but what are the usual things people put on their SSDs, its cause im planning to get a 120gb SSD soon(havnt decided) and I plan to put all my essential programs on it: AE, SV10, PS and maybe a couple of games... I wanna know if thatd be a waste of space....
what do you put on ur SSDs? TO think of it, someone should make a poll for this
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i just wiped my laptop and installed 7 pro 64, i am going to throw everything on there and see how much i will fill it up, lol
Edited by graphicsman - 2/3/11 at 1:14pm
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Download this software it will show you what is taking up all the space.

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/


I see you have 16gb of ram. Did you adjust your pagefile? I think windows sets it at whatever size your ram is. So you probably have a 16gb file sitting there. I don't think it needs to be more then 4.

The app I linked above will show you what it is.
I guess you missed this?
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a large majority comes from winsxs, what is that and can i remove it??

6,677.6 mb winsxs
2537 mb system 32
2366.3 installer
1282.5 mb assembly


in users i have 7572.8 for one, i dont know what it all is, it shows
7430.9 mb in appData??

EDIT: in my virutal PC is is using 98777 . . . looks like i will have to send it back
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Did you disable Hibernation? It would take up 16GB if not.
This is what did it to me turn that off and you'll get 16-20gb from it.
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This is what did it to me turn that off and you'll get 16-20gb from it.
i turned off hibernate and now have 5.67 gb left
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i just did a google search on pagefile.sys, it had a size of 16381.6. I ran accross this thread encase someone wants another way to save space

EDIT:

hiberfil.sys was 12,286.2. found this to remove the file

if you are not admind:
To try this out, go to the run box and type in something (cmd, for example)



Now instead of hitting the Enter key, use Ctrl+Shift + Enter. You will be prompted with the obnoxious User Account Control dialog… but it will then open up a command prompt in Administrator mode.

Hint: You can use Alt + C to quickly close the User Account Control dialog in Vista, or Alt+Y in Windows 7.


Open up an elevated command prompt.
Type this command.
powercfg -h off
That’s it. If you ever want to turn it back on. Just type powercfg -h on.
Edited by graphicsman - 2/4/11 at 9:56pm
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