win 7 taking 60 gb help

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by alucard6x6, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. alucard6x6

    alucard6x6 MDL Novice

    Dec 20, 2009
    hey guys i just install win 7 and my harddrive is using 60 gb. i cant seem to find the sorce of all this use of memory, what can i do?
  2. Dontshoot

    Dontshoot MDL Novice

    Aug 23, 2009
    #2 Dontshoot, Jan 7, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
    did you upgrade from vista or did you do a clean install?

    if you upgraded look for windows.old folder on your local disk.
  3. wyrman

    wyrman MDL Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    That's pretty heavy. I did a clean install months ago and installed my appz and I'm at 19.3G.
  4. King_Jay16

    King_Jay16 MDL Junior Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    This can free up the space whether you did an upgrade or not.

    Run disk cleanup by typing in "disk cleanup" in the search bar in the start menu run it, select your C drive or whatever drive you have Windows 7 on, and click OK. after it has completed the scanning of your drive, you will see the dialogue box come up with items that can be deleted, look to lower part of the dialogue box you should see "Cleanup System Files" with the UAC shield beside it, click it, reselect your C or the drive you have windows 7 on, then click OK, after it has completed the scan scroll through the list and make sure you select Old windows files or something of the sort.and tick whatever else you want to delete, you can decide this by the importance of the available options or the current space they occupy