Reset win 8.0 193 of 237 on ssd?

Epyon

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I reset win 8.0 today for the first time. I have a 256GB SSD Nothing installed yet and it says I have 193GB free of the 237GB available. I have opened up all the settings to let me see a windows.old but I can not seem to find windows.old

I seem to remember something about having 32gb of ram and eating up a lot of space because of the page file system or something. Can't remember

Dell M4700
256GB ssd
32gb ram
win 8.0

any ideas what could be taking up the space and now to get it back?
 

Liger88

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Feb 14, 2012
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Windows.old should be in the root C:\ drive location. If it isn't there then it shouldn't be taking up the free space. Windows automatically allocates disk space equal to RAM size so you're losing about 32GB automatically.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolt...00_or_2d00_windows_2d00_server_2d00_2012.aspx

Also if you have no use for the Hibernation feature in Windows you can permanently disable/delete that file which can absorb many GB's of space for doing nothing.

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/4932-how-turn-hibernate-completely-off.html
 
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