Bootcamp full right after Windows 7 install?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by GP20, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. GP20 macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
    I dedicated 40GB to the bootcamp drive, and right after the windows 7 pro install, the drive is almost full with about 1.6GB left. This can't be normal, can it? Am I doing anything wrong?

    I checked the windows system file sizes and it seems to be only about 13GB. So what's making the entire bootcamp drive full?
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    Read the post #3 in this link to see if the same things apply to your case. Also OS X and Windows use different measurement of GB, decimal vs. binary. So 40GB in OS X is more like 37.2 GB (40 x 0.93) in Windows. Something to think about when deciding the partition size in Boot Camp Assistant.
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    If you have lots of ram, disable hibernation in windows, it takes up the same amount as your ram ie 8gb ram is an 8gb hibernation file

Share This Page