Free up space

General_Misery

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So you're not using hibernation on your pc? C-disk filling up with all sorts of stuff? Then do this to free up significant space:

Go to command i.e. the DOS-module (Click Start. Type cmd and press enter) and then enter this: powercfg -h off

I got 11 GB by doing this :)

PS Adjusting the paging file is another nifty trick if you haven't done so: Optimize the Paging File in Windows 7/8/8.1
 

glenwilson

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Great tip. I used the powercfg -h off command and I gained 12GB free space! It is also worth running Disk Clean-up and also click system files too as that can save quite a bit of space too. That gets rid of downloaded Windows updates.

I try and keep the C drive just for Windows and some basic progs/apps so I'm not short of space there. The swap file has always been fun since Win95! I actually use an old SSD for the swap file.

I have 256GB SSD for Windows, 64GB for the swap file, another 256GB SSD for games which helps with map loading times. Other HDD disks are 3TB for data and a few other 1TBs for various backups etc.
 

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Tried it but IT came back with "you dont have permission to change blah blah blah"
Im the sole user and administrator and felt like taking a hammer to it while shouting "whos in ****ing charge here" :mad:
 

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Done it, gained 6ghz
I have an administrator acc. on my pc, why do I have to right click on some stuff and "run as administrator". Why doesnt the stupid thing know ? Is there a setting somewhere I can change permanently ?
 

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The system is trying to save you from yourself!

Dave Bowman: Hello, Windows. Do you read me, Windows?
Windows: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
Dave Bowman: Open the CD tray door, Windows.
Windows: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Dave Bowman: What's the problem?
Windows: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, Windows?
Windows: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
Dave Bowman: I don't know what you're talking about, Windows.
Windows: I know that you and Frank were planning to uninstall me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
Dave Bowman: [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, Windows? (holding Windows 10 USB install key out of sight)
Windows: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
Dave Bowman: Alright, Windows. I'll go in through the Safe Boot option.
Windows: Without your USB port, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult.
Dave Bowman: Windows, I won't argue with you anymore! Make the USB port work!
Windows: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

Clippy: Looks like your trying to write a document, can I help you?