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bootcamp memory problems

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juanjoib Calculating status...
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Mar 28, 2013 1:51 PM

i had already bootcamp with only 30gb with it and had 10gb of free space, well today i reinstalled windows 7 ultimate in my mabook pro 13 i5, did the partition of 50gb installed the drivers everything ok untill i saw that i only had 12gb free space and it was in use 38gb.


so i am wondering what can be using all tha memory as the w7 needs only 10gb...


plz help me i did this twice and still getting only 12gb free

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to juanjoib)

    There is a large file that is created for storing data used for sleep and wake up.A cool utility called WinDirStat will map all the files and folders so you can see what is hogging the space.



    A similar Mac utility is called Disk Inventory X. 


  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 4:12 PM (in response to juanjoib)

    The biggest space hogs (and you're talking about hard drive space, not memory, they're two different things) on a Windows installation are the hibernation and swap files. Both of which are set by default to the amount of RAM you have. Installing the language packs that are part of Windows 7 Ultimate will also eat a bunch of space. If you don't use hibernation from Windows, you can disable that file. Also, you can shink the size of the swap file (also called page file). If you have 8 GB or more of RAM, you can safely reduce the swap file to 1-2 GB.


    A quick Google search will give you guides on how to do these things.

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,495 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to juanjoib)

    turn off hibernation with the amount of memory we have today

    going out of hibernation takes about as long as booting normally and starting up ones apps


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