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December 30, 2012 1:15:11 AM

This may not be the correct place to post this, but I wasn't sure.

I just recently downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate, and a couple of drivers. Nothing else. I'm using a 90GB Corsair Force 3, and it says that 67.5GB have been used, but there is no way that that's possible. What happened? Any ideas, solutions?

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December 30, 2012 1:20:11 AM

I'm not sure. My Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows directory is at 22 GB. See how large your Windows directory is.
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December 30, 2012 1:20:56 AM

you need to try and find out what is using up the space.
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December 30, 2012 1:21:53 AM

Oh, I forgot a big part of the story haha. My windows folder is around 11GB, and all of the rest is around another 1GB total. So overall, 12GB and it says 67 are used.
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December 30, 2012 1:24:26 AM

Are you sure you didnt install any antivirus or something like that? Is your computer custom made and was it a clean install? It is quite impossible to do that as my 60gb m4 is doing the job well with less than half the space used.
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December 30, 2012 1:42:46 AM

anti virus wouldnt take up that much space. 100 mb at most. Did you turn on "show hidden folders"? You can do so by going to folder options from the control panel. Theres probably a lot of folders you cannot see.
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December 30, 2012 1:55:01 AM

danny2000 said:
you need to try and find out what is using up the space.


Oh really? Thanks...

crazypotato said:
Are you sure you didnt install any antivirus or something like that? Is your computer custom made and was it a clean install? It is quite impossible to do that as my 60gb m4 is doing the job well with less than half the space used.


No antivirus was installed. The computer is a custom build, and I don't exactly know what clean install means.

Azn Cracker said:
anti virus wouldnt take up that much space. 100 mb at most. Did you turn on "show hidden folders"? You can do so by going to folder options from the control panel. Theres probably a lot of folders you cannot see.


Yes, I have. I even set it to show the "protected OS folders".
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December 30, 2012 2:10:23 AM

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Oh really? Thanks...


YES, REALLY!!!! also you never stated that you tried to find where they might be yourself. It shoud not be that hard to find out where that much is located on only a 90 gb harddrive.

They do have some utility programs that can help you, but you should be able to browse and just find it yourself by searching.
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December 30, 2012 2:15:32 AM

danny2000 said:
259635,7,1468318 said:
Oh really? Thanks...


YES, REALLY!!!! also you never stated that you tried to find where they might be yourself. It shoud not be that hard to find out where that much is located on only a 90 gb harddrive.

They do have some utility programs that can help you, but you should be able to browse and just find it yourself by searching.
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I can't. It says that it's all gone, but the files add up to less than 15GB. I might just wipe the drive and redo the install.
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December 30, 2012 2:15:47 AM

There is probably a hiberfil.sys and a pagefile.sys and both are usually about the size of your ram total each. so if you have 6gb of ram for instance like i do on my system, I have a 4gb hiberfile.sys file and a 6gb pagefile.sys file that reside at the root of c:\
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December 30, 2012 2:21:58 AM

danny2000 said:
There is probably a hiberfil.sys and a pagefile.sys and both are usually about the size of your ram total each. so if you have 6gb of ram for instance like i do on my system, I have a 4gb hiberfile.sys file and a 6gb pagefile.sys file that reside at the root of c:\


Yep, those are the two taking it all up. Wasn't able to view them until I downloaded that software. I have 32GB of RAM, so that's why they're massive. (Ubuntu did the same thing haha). You went from having the worst answer to the best ;D Any idea on how to fix that? Can I edit the size of them? (Again, I'm used to Ubuntu so I know how to partition)
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December 30, 2012 2:31:04 AM

http://www.ehow.com/how_8192676_turn-off-windows-7-hibe...

Above is to disable Hibernate, which is really only needed for laptops, but some people like it on their desktops also as it saves everything that you have open, documents and windows, etc. and totally shuts down the computer, but the next time you turn on your computer, everything is open again just as you left it. It is a bit different than sleep mode.
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December 30, 2012 2:46:57 AM

danny2000 said:
http://www.ehow.com/how_8192676_turn-off-windows-7-hibe...

Above is to disable Hibernate, which is really only needed for laptops, but some people like it on their desktops also as it saves everything that you have open, documents and windows, etc. and totally shuts down the computer, but the next time you turn on your computer, everything is open again just as you left it. It is a bit different than sleep mode.


You could move the pagefile to a HDD instead of the SSD.
Or you can just minimize the pagefile size....like you asked. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change... said:
You could move the pagefile to a HDD instead of the SSD.
Or you can just minimize the pagefile size....like you asked. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change...


Worked like a charm, I don't which of your three answers to select as the best, haha. The same thing happened when I used Ubuntu, and I had the same solution; delete it. I never hibernate, because my boot time is almost as fast.
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December 30, 2012 2:55:43 AM

Best answer selected by BloodyDream3.
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December 30, 2012 3:14:26 AM

BloodyDream3 said:
Best answer selected by BloodyDream3.

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