1. dawizel56's Avatar
    I have the 64 gb Surface Pro and yesterday I was experiencing some slow down and decided to do a restart. I had over 21 gb at the time of the restart and after the restart was left with only slightly over 16 gb. What happened?????. Has anyone else had this happen? I had been at that 21+ gb for over 2 weeks. I only installed 3 new apps yesterday so I don't know how I lost 6 gb of storage. Yes I have already moved my recovery storage to a USB drive and deleted that on the first day of purchase for the extra storage. I would appreciate any help or if anyone else has had the same issue.

    03-03-2013 03:00 PM
  2. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Look for windows.old file? Then delete it if its there.
    03-03-2013 03:04 PM
  3. justinm001's Avatar
    Sounds like your hibernation or pagefile file. they're on the root of c and are hidden system files, and needed. Unless you turn off hibernation.

    Also shadow copies? I believe its called file history, not sure if its on by default.

    These all use around 6gb
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    03-03-2013 03:40 PM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    Its the windows.old file.
    03-03-2013 03:46 PM
  5. dawizel56's Avatar
    thanks for the quick replies but if it's the old windows.old file why did it just occur????
    03-03-2013 03:55 PM
  6. dawizel56's Avatar
    Thanks again, changing the pagefile.sys and disabling Hib. got my lost gb back and then some. At 23.3 gb free now. Thanks again.
    03-03-2013 06:44 PM

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