Windows and a game leaves 3 gigs...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xPurpleblob, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. xPurpleblob macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Hello guys, so all I installed on my bootcamp partition was a call of duty game that takes up about 10 gb? and it only leaves 3 gigs to play with? The whole partition is about 70 gb. I've read about disabling the paging file but I'm really not sure how to do it and also that would still only leave about 15 gigs?...
    So any soultions to free up more space?
  2. Quad5Ny, Jan 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013

    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA

    In addition to the steps in that post, it's also safe to delete all the files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\. That folder is just a temporary cache for Windows Updates.
  3. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Windows 7 = 17gb
    Hibernation file = size of RAM
    Swapfile = ???
    Game = X gb
    Windows updates = added to the 17gb of your base Windows install. Windows Vista onwards does not remove the old files updates replaced. Removing them is unsupported

    I can't remember if you can turn off hibernation support...
  4. estamand macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    To disable hibernation:

    1. Open a command prompt as adminsitrator
    2. Type the following command: powercfg /h off
  5. FluffyPop macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    I created a 70gb boot camp partition and with windows 7 installed I had only 2 gigs left. Turns that that because my iMac has 32 gb of ram the hibernation file and page files were absolutely huge. Got rid of both and all of a sudden windows only takes up 11 gigabytes! :)

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