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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    This is an old thread started back in Dec 2012. However, I forgot to mention one more thing about Windows.edb file. Please have a look from this thread: HDD constantly trashing
    Thanks for the old thread FYI. I didn't even bother to look at the original post date. Just saw that someone posted 4 hours prior to me. Oh well. Thanks again.

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  2. #12


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    Thanks for the old thread FYI. I didn't even bother to look at the original post date. Just saw that someone posted 4 hours prior to me. Oh well. Thanks again.
    Oh no. I just wonder if the original poster bothers to look at it. However, it will help others with the same problem. Cheers
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Thanks for the old thread FYI. I didn't even bother to look at the original post date. Just saw that someone posted 4 hours prior to me. Oh well. Thanks again.
    Oh no. I just wonder if the original poster bothers to look at it. However, it will help others with the same problem. Cheers
    Cheers to you my friend!
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    1. You can also free up about 4 to 6GBs of space if you do not use the hibernate feature via "powercfg /h off"
    The above require that you open an elevated command prompt and enter the message without quotes.

    IMPORTANT!
    2. If you use the "fast startup" feature, you cannot do the above because some information needs to be written to hiberfil.sys.

    However, you can shrink it a bit and get back about 2 GBs of space via "powercfg /h /size 50"
    This second method will allow adequate room for "fast startup" to continue to work.

    Summary:

    No hibernate or fast startup - Recover 6 GBs via procedure #1
    Just use fast startup - Recover 2 GBs via procedure #2

    Good luck.
    Thanks - that will save another 6.6Gb!!
    I understood from the Forum Tutorial at:
    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
    that switching off via "powercfg /h off" automatically switched off the "fast startup" feature also??
    Is this no longer true?

    The industry does not see to have grasped that these tiny SSD drives cannot take the bloat that a mechanical disk can handle.
    Surprised no one seems to have made a utility that automates all this for SSD users.
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