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Just finished my new rig, installed windows and everything fine. I have 2 1TB HDD's for programs, documents, games and what not so I thought I should be fine to just get a 32GB SSD for windows installation.
I didn't realize that programs like Adobe and Auto desk use C: Drive to dump program files even if they are installed on a separate drive.
So no my SSD says it has 17GB on it out of 29.6. But its also saying that there is 1.96GB left....
I cant install my Photoshop now or any of my programs.
Why does it say its full when its not. And is it possible to not have programs installing stuff in C: drive when the program itself is installed on anther drive?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Intresting Enough;13072924 
Just finished my new rig, installed windows and everything fine. I have 2 1TB HDD's for programs, documents, games and what not so I thought I should be fine to just get a 32GB SSD for windows installation.
I didn't realize that programs like Adobe and Auto desk use C: Drive to dump program files even if they are installed on a separate drive.
So no my SSD says it has 17GB on it out of 29.6. But its also saying that there is 1.96GB left....
I cant install my Photoshop now or any of my programs.
Why does it say its full when its not. And is it possible to not have programs installing stuff in C: drive when the program itself is installed on anther drive?

Hi smile.gif
If you don't use Hibernation!
If you type command in the windows search, and run it as administrator!
then type powercfg /hibernate off then hit enter!
Then type exit you will get some room back!

Plus, your pagefile! You can reduce the size of it down to 2GB or so!
Edited by ACHILEE5 - 4/10/11 at 10:05am
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32GB is way low for Windows7. Have fun with that.

*Yes, you can just install programs to your TB volume.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5;13072993 
Hi smile.gif
If you don't use Hibernation!
If you type command in the windows search, and run it as administrator!
then type powercfg /hibernate off then hit enter!
Then type exit you will get some room back!

Plus, your pagefile! You can reduce the size of it down to 2GB or so!

Thanks a lot, didn't realize I had it on. Now its 8gb free. How can I reduce my page file, I learned for A+ but I forgot. And do I really need a page file with 8GB ram?
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Originally Posted by quadx 
32GB is way low for Windows7. Have fun with that.

*Yes, you can just install programs to your TB volume.

I though windows only required about 15-20GB?
And I installed adobe master collection to my E: drive but it was still trying to install 5GB on C:
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Make sure you have shadow copies turned off, and put you page file onto another hdd (as window's default is dynamic but can take up to 8GB on your c: drive).

Using the pics below as a guide, page file:
Computer -> properties -> advanced system settings -> settings under the performance section -> advanced tab -> change


Shadow Copy:
attachment.php?attachmentid=204882&stc=1&d=1302455562

attachment.php?attachmentid=204883&stc=1&d=1302455562

attachment.php?attachmentid=204884&stc=1&d=1302455562

attachment.php?attachmentid=204885&stc=1&d=1302455562
Edited by stumped - 4/10/11 at 10:16am
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Page file, is better off on SSD!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by quadx;13073015 
32GB is way low for Windows7

You are wrong... My 30gb SSD is fine for windows 7 Still have 12gb left... Just can't download games on it.
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First, mucho gracias par tout le monde. SSD now has 15.6GB free space after removing page file.
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5;13073138 
Page file, is better off on SSD!

y u talk with exclamation marks?!

And I set a 400-500MB page file, Would this be enough? whats optimal.
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;13073160 
You are wrong... My 30gb SSD is fine for windows 7 Still have 12gb left... Just can't download games on it.

when you install programs, do they install stuff in your program files?
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post #10 of 13
With 8gb of ram you should be fine without a pagefile. My sig rig hasn't had a page file since december, and I haven't run into any issues. But if you do run into an issue with a program wanting a page file, just make the page file like 200mb.
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