Monday, August 12, 2013

Windows 7 Cleanup Disk Usage

I have my desktop operating system on a 90 GB SSD (solid state drive). The SSD performs quite well. Over time, the system drive can accumulate a lot of extra stuff. Today, I was down to less than 10 GB of free space. I found a couple of links that were helpful:

I moved my C:\Windows\Installer folder to E:\Windows\Installer by doing the following:

  1. Using Windows Explorer, cut and paste from C:\Windows to E:\Windows
  2. Using Command prompt (Run as Administrator), execute the following commands
    1. C:
    2. CD \
    3. CD Windows
    4. mklink /d Installer E:\Windows\Installer
That cleared up close to 10 GB of space.

Secondly, I turned off hibernate by executing the following command (in the same Command prompt):

powercfg -h off

That cleared up another 8 GB or so.

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