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Windows 8 storage space ssd and hdd

  1. #11


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Thanks a lot.
    That sounds like a lot of work, but it's worth a shot .

    Anyway I'm going to make a backup image of what I've got right now just in case something happens, as I hate to download the my games all over again.
    Thanks again.

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  2. #12


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Hi,
    Before trying to do anything, check this file and see how big it is:
    C: \ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\windows.edb
    This file is an index file for Windows Search and sometimes can grow really large in many GB's

    60GB SSD is plenty for your Windows OS. I have tons of applications installed and it only took 40GB. There might be some junk files,temp files, Windows Updates files laying around eating up space in addition to "windows.edb" file.

    As mentioned above, you can relocate the pagefile.sys to D drive. If you don't use quick boot then turn off Hibernation.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Thanks a lot,
    But I've already reinstalled the OS again with updates and drivers, now I have 24GB free space left.
    I turned drive protection off to stop restore points, is there a way to put restore points on other drives other than C: drive?
    I still have MS office left to install.
    Quick boot and hibernation is turned off.
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  4. #14


    Have you deleted your Windows.old folder(s) yet?

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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  5. #15


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Thanks for the link.

    I did a fresh install of windows 8, by deleteing the drive with all partitions and choosing new and installing the OS.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    I use windows indexing, is there a way to move indexing to another drive?
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    As far as things like Storage spaces / spanned volumes are concerned - it's your situation -- but IMO on a HOME computer things like RAID / data redundancy etc are grossly overkill - since HDD's are generally reliable and provided your DATA is backed up decently. - Note also for DATA you don't need to back the whole lot every day -- just archive bits off during the week ond only backup data that's CHANGED. For data backup you don't even NEED a special backup program - although these programs simplify the whole exercise - - you could just copy on to backup devices with Windows / File explorer.

    Ensure the OS is on a separate drive / partition and DO take an image backup very regularly though.

    By using things like RAID you rather REDUCE the amount of online storage you have at any one time -- but IMO on a HOME computer - even if it's being used as a server this is overkill - if a disk fails and you've got decent backups then no problem in recovering them.

    I'm using SPANNED volumes at the moment -- I don't care if a volume fails --OK the lot have to be re-created but from Archives it's easy enough to re-create the data and my experience with DESKTOP type HDD's is that they fail very rarely if at all (Laptop HDD's are another issue completely though).

    My OS is on an SSD which is separate from the rest - otherwise I have 2 sets of spanned drives ( 8 Disks spanned 4 each with 6TB of space on each set of 4).

    Corporate stuff and if you are running a web server available to the "outside" then different circumstances apply - but when I see some HOME computers having the most sophisticated and expensive RAID setups I think "What a waste --it would better to spend that money on some SSD's".

    Cheers
    jimbo

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