Windows 7 installed at 62.6 GB on my SSD !?!

Hello,
Does anyone know why this happened??? I installed Windows 7 on a brand new SSD and I go into windows explorer and its telling me 48.4 GB free of 111 GB, otherwise known as: Windows 7 and only Windows 7 is taking up 62.6 GB!
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  1. Can you tell us what SSD you have? And also how much RAM you have?
  2. its a 120gb ssd im guessing

    look up the page file and the hibernation file, these are most likely whats wrong.
  3. O woops didnt notice the 48.4gb + 62.6gb. Yeh its probably your page file that's taking up all the room.

    Go here to see how to reduce the page file size.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-the-size-of-virtual-memory
  4. if it is your page file remember to leave some, some programs refused to work correctly without it.

    I suggest 3 to 4 GB, it's probably taking up closer to 20 to 30 though.

    Hibernation is another one that takes up space, however I think it's only as much as you have RAM, so that's currently taking up 8 to 12 GB.
  5. How much of the RAM do u have?
  6. I have 16 GB of RAM and when I reduced the page file to 2 GB and got rid of the hibernation file I recovered around 35 GB. Its something you just don't notice when using the much larger HDD,s especially when running only 4 GB RAM.
  7. Wamphryi said:
    I have 16 GB of RAM and when I reduced the page file to 2 GB and got rid of the hibernation file I recovered around 35 GB. Its something you just don't notice when using the much larger HDD,s especially when running only 4 GB RAM.

    Looks like he can have even 24GB of RAM...
  8. no, i think its about 16gb, he said he trimmed out 35gb of space, and windows 7 is about 20-25gb for me... that remids me i have to take care of hibernation still, and my trim the page down a bit.
  9. I see how he COULD used up 60+ gb's: Windows 7= 20GB
    RAM 24*1.5= 36GB
    Hibernation file + other= 6GB

    Total= 62GB
  10. Doh lol

    New build rookie, only meesing OP everyone makes this mistake its easily overlooked.
  11. Wow, didn't see all these responses. Thanks everyone.
    I'm a little ashamed to admit it because I know its overboard, but I have 32 GB of RAM. I'm an Architecture student doing a lot of 3D modeling and rendering, with a large budget for a home-build (the student loan money is calibrated at macbook pro prices).

    My next question is whether it is a good idea to decrease my page file size? I don't really know what this does, and I really don't need the storage space (I have a couple of mirrored HDDs that I will use for bulk storage). I think I would prefer to have the performance for 3D modeling, rendering, and photoshop... What do you guys think?

    Thanks again!
  12. ziggysthenazz said:
    Wow, didn't see all these responses. Thanks everyone.
    I'm a little ashamed to admit it because I know its overboard, but I have 32 GB of RAM. I'm an Architecture student doing a lot of 3D modeling and rendering, with a large budget for a home-build (the student loan money is calibrated at macbook pro prices).

    My next question is whether it is a good idea to decrease my page file size? I don't really know what this does, and I really don't need the storage space (I have a couple of mirrored HDDs that I will use for bulk storage). I think I would prefer to have the performance for 3D modeling, rendering, and photoshop... What do you guys think?

    Thanks again!

    I would set it to Min10GB and Max 12GB

    3D programs loves the page file and so does the photoshop.

    Disable the hibernation and delete the file if u have it enabled!
  13. +1 nikorr

    I would do the same
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