bootcamp Windows 7 Partition Low Disk Space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Keviinphung, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Keviinphung macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    I recently just used bootcamp to partition my hard drive to use Windows 7. I gave it 20gb, but when I open windows 7, it says I have 889 MB free space and 19.1 GB used space.

    Why is it that I have such low free disc space?

    If I partition it with 25gb, then it says I have 990 MB free space and 23 GB of used space.

  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Windows 7 is an HD hog, 20GB is not really enough. You could try deleting & disabling the hibernation file (Hiberfil.sys).
  3. Maverick513 macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2011
    Deleting & disabling the hibernation file is a nice suggestion. And to stop Windows 7 eating your disk space, you need to manually set the size of paging file. By default, Windows 7 dynamically assign the paging file for virtual memory. Do not let Windows 7 automatically manage the paging file and set the custom size for it.

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