However, if you take a few minutes, read carefully and do even a few of these tips or just run Disk Cleanup, you'll get lots of space back.
While your are in there, why not do some more maintenance on your machine, blow out that dust and install some updates? Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee.
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Sponsored By. Hosting By. Hey Scott, really nice tips. WinDirStat in particular, is great. Raul Popescu. Man, the day you get a solution to clean the winsxs directory, you'll get surely the peace nobel prize. I am quite anal when it comes to cleaning up disk space as I run a lot of virtual environments on very expensive and limited SSD drives.
Select Drive C from the drop-down menu. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. Be careful when removing programs from your computer. If you see that a program's publisher comes from your computer's manufacturer or Microsoft, leave it alone unless you know what it is. Related wikiHows. About This Article. Co-authors: Updated: November 3, Categories: Hard Drives.
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Additional options to free up disk space on Windows 7 If Windows 7 Disk Cleanup cannot free up enough disk space, there are additional options for you: 1. Disable Hibernate Hibernation uses large amount of disk space. Decrease disk space usage for System Restore Windows 7 keeps backups of lots of system files every time something major such as driver installation and software installations happens, and after a while this can take up lots of space.
To do this: Press Windows and R on keyboard to start Run. Type sysdm. If all the above solutions do not help you to free up enough space on your disk. You can extend the c drive by using the free space of other partitions in your computer. Windows includes a built-in tool that deletes temporary files and other unimportant data. To access it, right-click one of your hard drives in the Computer window and select Properties. Select the types of files you want to delete and click OK.
Generally, Hibernate is enabled by default without hurting your computer. Therefore, if your D drive is almost full and every gigabyte is important for you, you can disable Hibernate to free disk space using the following steps. Right-click the item that appears and select "Run as administrator". In the opened DOS command prompt window type "powercfg. Then the hibernate.