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Stevo
04-Feb-2016, 16:49
Building a new win7-64 vm for a template for a linked clone vm pool.

Just have windows 7 installed plus updates and there is almost 23GB
used on the HD.

I've done the disk cleanup including system files, ccleaner found 1GB,
tried the sxs cleanup, all my googling basically shows me to use the
windows disk cleanup tool.

Anyone have any secrets to freeing up any space on this? I think it's
rediculous that win7 alone should take almost 23GB of space.

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Stevo

malcolmlewis
04-Feb-2016, 17:13
On Thu 04 Feb 2016 03:49:22 PM CST, Stevo wrote:

Building a new win7-64 vm for a template for a linked clone vm pool.

Just have windows 7 installed plus updates and there is almost 23GB
used on the HD.

I've done the disk cleanup including system files, ccleaner found 1GB,
tried the sxs cleanup, all my googling basically shows me to use the
windows disk cleanup tool.

Anyone have any secrets to freeing up any space on this? I think it's
rediculous that win7 alone should take almost 23GB of space.



Hi
That's easy fdisk ;)

In ccleaner, you have gone through the list no Windows.old directory?
A large hiberfile.sys or hidden directories $W* ?

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Stevo
04-Feb-2016, 17:27
malcolmlewis sounds like they 'said':

> Hi
> That's easy fdisk ;)

<Groan> forgot to mention no fdisk suggestions. =)


> In ccleaner, you have gone through the list no Windows.old directory?
> A large hiberfile.sys or hidden directories $W* ?

Nope, none of those anywhere.

Largest folder is windows, within it, largest folder within it is
winsxs, but not sure how to clean anything up in there if it's even
possible.

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malcolmlewis
04-Feb-2016, 17:35
On Thu 04 Feb 2016 04:27:24 PM CST, Stevo wrote:

malcolmlewis sounds like they 'said':

> Hi
> That's easy fdisk ;)

<Groan> forgot to mention no fdisk suggestions. =)


> In ccleaner, you have gone through the list no Windows.old directory?
> A large hiberfile.sys or hidden directories $W* ?

Nope, none of those anywhere.

Largest folder is windows, within it, largest folder within it is
winsxs, but not sure how to clean anything up in there if it's even
possible.

Hi
Maybe these help?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251565.aspx
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2014/05/13/how-to-clean-up-the-winsxs-directory-and-free-up-disk-space-on-windows-server-2008-r2-with-new-update/


The Windows 7 version of this fix introduced an additional option to
the Disk Cleanup wizard that would cleanup previous versions of Windows
Update files. KB2852386 adds a Disk Cleanup option on Windows Server
2008 R2, similar to the Windows 7 update.

http://www.howtogeek.com/174705/how-to-reduce-the-size-of-your-winsxs-folder-on-windows-7-or-8/

Else your S.O.L it's windows...get use to it.... ;)

I have WinX dual booting, it has a 2.9GB hiberfil.sys and 1.9GB
pagefile.sys, Windows dir is 12GB... rest consumes 7GB...

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Stevo
04-Feb-2016, 17:54
malcolmlewis sounds like they 'said':

> I have WinX dual booting, it has a 2.9GB hiberfil.sys and 1.9GB
> pagefile.sys, Windows dir is 12GB... rest consumes 7GB...

So my response to malcolmlewis's comment is...

Ugh..........bloatware, really stinks when it's the OS that's the most
bloated.

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Stevo