Solved Fresh Win 11 Pro for Workstations.. 156GB used space?


leftheaded

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what's taking up this space? I have not connected to a network yet. I did run the unattend to park Users on another drive. Explorer is showing hidden items as follows:

PerfLogs = 0 bytes
Program Files = 0 bytes
Program Files (x86) = 1.26 GB
Program Data = 8.36 MB
Users = 0 bytes (artifact from installation)
Windows = 12.4 GB

so, where and what is the extra 142.34 GB??
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations 21H2 / 22000.318

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    all your base
    CPU
    Threadripper Pro
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI
    Memory
    NEMIX RDIMM 256GB DDR4-3200 ECC
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Ventus 3X RTX 3090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    shopping
    Screen Resolution
    4K 120Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Firecuda 530
    4TB Firecuda 530
    4x 2TB SK Hynix Platinum P41
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2
    Case
    TBD - Fractal Torrent
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    are belong to us
    CPU
    Intel 12900K
    Motherboard
    Asus ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 64GB DDR5-5200
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid 360mm
    Monitor(s) Displays
    shopping
    Screen Resolution
    4K 120Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Firecuda 530
    4TB Firecuda 530
    PSU
    Corsair AX1500i
    Case
    Lian Li O11 XL
    Cooling
    Liquid Freezer II 360
Welcome to ElevenForum!

You might try running a utility such as "TreeSize" that can show you what is using the space on your drive.

There is a free version of this program available here:


Post back when you determine what is taking up that space - I'd be curious to hear what you find, especially since I've not done anything with the Workstation edition of Windows.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Kamrui Mini PC, Model CK10
    CPU
    Intel i5-12450H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - Built-in Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 2TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB 2.5" SSD
    PSU
    120W "Brick"
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
    CPU
    Intel i7-1255U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
    Hard Drives
    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
    PSU
    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
    Mouse
    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor
thanks I will try that. Does it make sense that the ~5GB installable ISO could even balloon into 156GB?

that seems like a magical amount of compression... 31 times ?! maybe richard hendricks of pied piper helped with this??
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    all your base
    CPU
    Threadripper Pro
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI
    Memory
    NEMIX RDIMM 256GB DDR4-3200 ECC
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Ventus 3X RTX 3090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    shopping
    Screen Resolution
    4K 120Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Firecuda 530
    4TB Firecuda 530
    4x 2TB SK Hynix Platinum P41
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2
    Case
    TBD - Fractal Torrent
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    are belong to us
    CPU
    Intel 12900K
    Motherboard
    Asus ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 64GB DDR5-5200
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid 360mm
    Monitor(s) Displays
    shopping
    Screen Resolution
    4K 120Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Firecuda 530
    4TB Firecuda 530
    PSU
    Corsair AX1500i
    Case
    Lian Li O11 XL
    Cooling
    Liquid Freezer II 360
my bad. its the hibernation and page files

109 GB hiberfil.sys
40 GB pagefile.sys
16 MB swapfile.sys

that'll do it. my first time running so much RAM.. this makes more sense now
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    all your base
    CPU
    Threadripper Pro
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI
    Memory
    NEMIX RDIMM 256GB DDR4-3200 ECC
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Ventus 3X RTX 3090
    Monitor(s) Displays
    shopping
    Screen Resolution
    4K 120Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Firecuda 530
    4TB Firecuda 530
    4x 2TB SK Hynix Platinum P41
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2
    Case
    TBD - Fractal Torrent
    Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    are belong to us
    CPU
    Intel 12900K
    Motherboard
    Asus ProArt Z690-CREATOR WIFI
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 64GB DDR5-5200
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid 360mm
    Monitor(s) Displays
    shopping
    Screen Resolution
    4K 120Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Firecuda 530
    4TB Firecuda 530
    PSU
    Corsair AX1500i
    Case
    Lian Li O11 XL
    Cooling
    Liquid Freezer II 360

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