What can I remove from Windows 7 to save space

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hsmultimedia, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. hsmultimedia macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Windows 7 on a partition on my iMac, but my Boot Camp partition is running out of space. I use Windows for a particular subtitling program and otherwise use Chrome and Safari and printing. Is there anything in the standard Windows 7 installation that I can safely erase?

    I've tried to remove some useless movie files ín a folder called WinSat but am told that I "require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this file". Anything to do about that?
     
  2. frompast macrumors member

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    http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_7/Delete_Hiberfil.sys_File_in_Windows_7.htm

    You can reclaim your disk space by delete/deactivate
    hibernation sys file

    And enlonger your ssd life.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Was going to type a guide but cba but googled one for you...
    http://www.7tutorials.com/how-add-or-remove-unwanted-windows-features-programs-or-apps
     
  4. hsmultimedia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent!

    Thank you very much. That was simple - and gave me back 5 GB right there!:)

    For anyone interested, Wikipedia has good explanation of computer hibernation, sleep etc.
     

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