hard_disk_cleanerI was not getting sleep yesterday night for some god damn reason and thankfully so, as it gave me a reason to stay awake and check for my update scanner that I created for getting update on release of Microsoft Windows 7 beta. To my surprise, I saw the page was updated and that Microsoft was indeed giving away public beta of Windows 7 and I got my hands on it. Left me with no sleep as I was installing it. I’ll be covering a range of topics.

Starting with something really important. How to clear almost 3 Gig of hard disk space post Windows 7 installation as there are some temporary and hibernated files which are just logging up disk space. So let’s see how to get rid of it.

Note: I installed Windows 7 on a fresh drive and did not upgrade it over my Vista.

Cleaning up the hard disk post Windows 7 installation

1. Click start and click Computer and right click on your C drive which has Windows 7 installed on it and click Properties.

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2. Click on Disk Cleanup button.

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3. Disk Cleanup wizard will appear. Now make sure you have checked the box that reads “Hibernation file cleaner” as this will be close to 3 GB.

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4. Click Ok and you should have freed 3 GB of your Windows 7 drive.