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I've just reinstalled windows 8.1 on my new PC, and for some reason my hard drive's already got 90Gb of data on it (bearing in mind i'm only using a 500Gb hard drive).

Windows.old is only taking up 11Gb or so, which I'm going to delete.

What the heck is going on???

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How much memory does your system have? The more memory the larger the pagefile. That could be one reason

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How much memory does your system have? The more memory the larger the pagefile. That could be one reason

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Update: turns out windows was miscalculating the size of the windows.old folder.
While starting up windows clean up, it recalcuated it to 68Gb.

Left me with a fair bit more space.

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