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My SSD is filling up so I thought I would try to make some space. I noticed that my windows folder is 19+ GB and was wondering if there were some folders that were safe to delete (installer folder is ~1.5GB). Is there a website that lists the safe folders to delete in windows 7 or something similar?
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Get rid of standby mode

Open up command prompt

type powercfg /hybernate off

Also, you can stop your system restore function
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It's probably some old restore points that take up most of the space in your Windows folder. You can clean them by going " Start> Computer > Right click on the drive that has windows installed, choose "properties" > Choose "disk cleanup" > After Windows calculates how much can be freed by cleaning choose "more options" > there you'll find the option to delete all old restorepoints exept the last one.

With that out of the way download Ccleaner and peform a run.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Get rid of standby mode

Open up command prompt

type powercfg /hybernate off

Also, you can stop your system restore function
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Originally Posted by Pir View Post
It's probably some old restore points that take up most of the space in your Windows folder. You can clean them by going " Start> Computer > Right click on the drive that has windows installed, choose "properties" > Choose "disk cleanup" > After Windows calculates how much can be freed by cleaning choose "more options" > there you'll find the option to delete all old restorepoints exept the last one.

With that out of the way download Ccleaner and peform a run.
Disabled hibernate when I first installed W7, and I've limited my restore points to 500MB. I also run CCleaner every few days. Good info for someone else though
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Download and run CCleaner which knows exactly what to do and what to delete.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

A big thing though is the softwaredistribution folder in system32. this is where all your Windows Updates are (the downloaded installers and msi's), and CCleaner will clean that out for you.

Hope that helps!
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