Windows7 32bit or 64 bit?


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P.N.

I have two PCs a laptop and a home pc. Now the laptop I have installed
windows7 on 32bit and my home PC is on 64 bit. What I do not understand is
that the laptop windows have used almost 49 GB but my home stationary pc
only use about 25 GB. why is this? is there something wrong with my laptop.
 
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Paul

P.N. said:
I have two PCs a laptop and a home pc. Now the laptop I have installed
windows7 on 32bit and my home PC is on 64 bit. What I do not understand
is that the laptop windows have used almost 49 GB but my home stationary
pc only use about 25 GB. why is this? is there something wrong with my
laptop.
System Restore points ?

They take space on disk.

Apparently, some disk defragmenters can cause System Restore to
grow faster than it normally would.

Paul
 
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mick

I have two PCs a laptop and a home pc. Now the laptop I have installed
windows7 on 32bit and my home PC is on 64 bit. What I do not understand is
that the laptop windows have used almost 49 GB but my home stationary pc only
use about 25 GB. why is this? is there something wrong with my laptop.
Do you have or listen to a lot of music on your laptop?
Check: C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player\Art Cache
If you cannot access the folder go in windows explorer, under the Tools
menu, choose Folder Options and from the view tab then choose Show
hidden files, folders and drives.
Album art files are stored in that folder and it can become quite
large.
 
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Ed Cryer

P.N. said:
I have two PCs a laptop and a home pc. Now the laptop I have installed
windows7 on 32bit and my home PC is on 64 bit. What I do not understand
is that the laptop windows have used almost 49 GB but my home stationary
pc only use about 25 GB. why is this? is there something wrong with my
laptop.
What you need is a program to show you a map of what's on each hard drive.
Try Sequoiaview or WinDirStat. You'll have to install on each computer.

Ed
 
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P.N.

"Ed Cryer" skrev i meddelelsen
P.N. said:
I have two PCs a laptop and a home pc. Now the laptop I have installed
windows7 on 32bit and my home PC is on 64 bit. What I do not understand
is that the laptop windows have used almost 49 GB but my home stationary
pc only use about 25 GB. why is this? is there something wrong with my
laptop.
What you need is a program to show you a map of what's on each hard drive.
Try Sequoiaview or WinDirStat. You'll have to install on each computer.

Ed

I have checked C drive and found that "old windows" had 33GB, should I
formate my 60 gb ssd drive.? and install a clean new installation.
 
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mick

"Ed Cryer" skrev i meddelelsen


What you need is a program to show you a map of what's on each hard drive.
Try Sequoiaview or WinDirStat. You'll have to install on each computer.

Ed

I have checked C drive and found that "old windows" had 33GB, should I
formate my 60 gb ssd drive.? and install a clean new installation.
Windows (C:\Windows) folder will always grow in size from first install
to present date depending on other factors such as hardware and
software installed. I have three machines here, all have had win7
installed for about three years, and the c:\windows folder on each is:
Desktop 64bit 23.7GB 87,749 files 17,678 folders
Desktop 32bit 16.3Gb 70.292 files 13.781 folders
Laptop 32bit 17.5GB 73,326 files 13,870 folders
 
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Ed Cryer

P.N. said:
"Ed Cryer" skrev i meddelelsen


What you need is a program to show you a map of what's on each hard drive.
Try Sequoiaview or WinDirStat. You'll have to install on each computer.

Ed

I have checked C drive and found that "old windows" had 33GB, should I
formate my 60 gb ssd drive.? and install a clean new installation.
Well, there's your explanation.
I'd let Windows itself clean up its old stuff. You do it with Tools/
Disk Cleanup. It's one of the options under More Options.

First, though, check that there's nothing there you might rather keep.

Ed
 
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Yousuf Khan


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