Click Start and enter: Disk Cleanup in the box and press the Enter key and select Disk Cleanup or click Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup. Note that if you have more than one partition on the drive, only the Windows partition (C:) should be selected. Check all the boxes and then click on the “OK” button. When prompted click the “Delete Files” button.
For a more through cleanup you might consider CCleaner, however just use the “Cleaner” option, as I strongly advice against any cleaning of the Windows Registry, may cause more problems then the minuscule amount of disk space you save.
9) Check amount of used disk space on hard drive:
As you can see I’ve been able to reduce the amount of used space down to about 20GB. Results may vary depending on the number and space consumed by each application you have installed.
10) Disable the Windows Scheduled Defragmentation:
The built-in Windows defragmenter is fine for ordinary use, but in this case once you move to a Solid State Drive defragmenting the drive in not recommended as it can cause wear and in some cases a significant decrease in performance. Click Start and in the search box enter: disk defragmenter and then press the enter key. Click the “Configure schedule” button and remove the checkmark from the ‘Run on a schedule’ box. Click “OK” and then close the Disk Defragmenter window.
Note: If you have any third party utilizes that also include background or scheduled defragmentation, disable that function also.
11) Shrink the Windows and Data partition down to a size that will fit on your SSD ----->
Intro: How to move Windows 7 from a larger Hard Drive to a smaller SSD drive using Norton Ghost 15 Page 2- 1) Install Ghost 15. Page 3 - 2) Create a System Restore Disk (SRD). Page 4 - 3) Create a baseline image backup. Page 5 - 4) Calculate the size of your Windows partition for use on the SSD. 5) Optional: Move user’s data files (Documents, Photo, Music, Etc.) to your USB drive. 6) Optional: Disable Hibernation. 7) Reduce the amount of space allowed for system restore points.
Page 6 - 8) Run Disk Cleanup and check amount of used disk space on hard drive. 9) Check amount of used disk space on hard drive. 10) Disable the Windows Scheduled Defragmentation.
Page 7 - 11) Shrink the Windows partition down to a size that will fit on your SDD. Page 8 - 12) Create Image Backup of the System, Reserved and Windows 7 partitions. 13) Verification of ACHI Mode. 14) Install and initialize the SSD drive.
Page 9 & 10 - 15) Coping the hard drive to your SSD drive from within the Windows environment.
Page 11 - 16) Create a “Performance Benchmark” reference baseline. 17) Enable Hibernation. 18) Turn on System Protection (restore points). 19) Update the performance index scores.
Page 12 - 20) Create your first Restore Point. 21) Create your first image backup of the SSD drive. 22) What to do with your hard drive. 23) Verify Windows 7 boots and both drives are listed in Disk Management.
Page 13 - 24) Move the Windows 7 pagefile (Optional). 25) Restore user’s documents from USB drive to newly created partition on hard drive.