Not Enough Free Space

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by swadeep, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. swadeep

    swadeep Guest

    Hi All,

    I have just installed Vista home premium, in my laptop, in a 30 gb
    partition. After installling the OS and some basic software along with office
    2007, when i see the the space used, it show around 18.9 gb of space consumed.

    Why is it like that? I hardly installed program around 4 gb along with the
    OS. How much disk space does vista consume?

    swadeep, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. Apparently 18.9 minus about 4 gig.

    I have 17 gig out of 30 gig free.



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  3. swadeep

    Rick Rogers Guest


    A fresh install uses a lot of disk space. 12GB is not unusual, and
    installing Office will bump that figure up considerably. Keep in mind that
    all system files are cached on the drive, and that things like the System
    Restore and paging files will take up considerable space.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Feb 19, 2007
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    Conor Guest

    Shadows Copy Service which is part of System Restore.
    Conor, Feb 19, 2007
  5. swadeep

    swadeep Guest

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for that. Well, is there anyway, i can remove the system restore? I
    guess i back that up in an exernal hard drive instead.

    swadeep, Feb 19, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    You back what up? Are you saying you image the drive? Even if you do I
    would not disable system restore. It has recovered my system a couple of
    times from problems induced by trying to install legacy hardware with
    unsupported drivers, and one out of the blue glitch. It is a useful tool to
    have in the inventory.

    You can reduce the amount of space allocated to system restore and volume
    shadow copies by the vssadmin command line tool. Do vssadmin /? for info on
    the options.

    To turn off system restore right click on My Computer | Properties |
    Advanced System Settings | System Protection tab.
    Rock, Feb 19, 2007
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  10. Do you do everything in 3's judyjudyudy?<VBG>

    Check the paging file as that is a big consumer of space and the other would
    be to turn off hibernation if you don't use it as that file can be quite
    large. With the pagefile you can allocate less space but don't make it too
    small, especially if you have less than 1GB of installed memory. Don't turn
    it off eather as, even with a lot of memory, that file does get used and
    Windows and some applications look for it as well.
    Michael Solomon, Apr 19, 2007
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