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SAnn
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creating space )at least 10 Gb on the C disk in order to conduct a W10 update

It seems that my local disc C is full. 1.6 gb left. of the 28 Gb disk space. However, it is only occupied by the windows 10 version 1903. meaning that this installed windows program already occupies almost the entire disc space... All others like documents - photos and so on are on an extenal disc.

I need to run an update, and requesting a 10 GB free space.

Already used the disc clean up, but this is not sufficient... (1Gb max)

Is there any possibility to create enough space in order to run the update.

iff so, place explain in very simple language how to do.

i did install a extra micro SD card 32 Gb (D:), and an external a disc space of 1Tb.

Regards, Sann

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AlHill
Super User
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Which compute stick do you have? Provide the model number.

 

 

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SAnn
Beginner
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Model of the compu stick is STK1AW32SC (03-2018) Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10
AlHill
Super User
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Go to start, settings, system, storage, and select temporary files. Check everything. Make sure you do not have anything in DOWNLOADS that you need.

 

Then, run the cleanup. Note - this could take a while.

 

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SAnn
Beginner
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Did as you instructed, The temp files is 6.4 Gb, but as soon as i wil run the clean up, it wil give me only a certain files to clean up of 368 Mb only… activating all which are given… In Downloads i do have nothing Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10
AlHill
Super User
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Yes, that stick has only 32gb of storage, which means you need to manage the storage. In addition to using the cleanup I provided above, you may need to take a closer look at what you have installed, and what is stored in your profile(s).

 

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SAnn
Beginner
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Indeed, i did extend the storage with a micro SD card of 32 Gb, which does has space for 29.7 GB, as well connected an external harddisc of 1Tb. At the local disc C is installed only the Windows 10 1903 version, and nothing else. all other folders at C like: downloads – music – photos – documents .. etc are empty Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10
AlHill
Super User
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Not sure I understand. If it says you have 6.4gb to clean up, and you select everything, then it should clean it up. 6.4gb is a lot, and it will take a lot of time on the stick.

 

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SAnn
Beginner
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I fully agree, and is a question my side as well…. When temp files are that big, and running the cleanup, it only gives a certain amount of posibilities to mark, with susch a low result… strange indeed Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10
SAnn
Beginner
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Attached 2 pictures taken from the screen... It is in Dutch, but the temp files as you can see is more than 6 Gig...and the possible files to delete are not bigger then 32. MB Op di 10 dec. 2019 15:03 schreef Intel Forums <supportreplies@intel.com>:
AlHill
Super User
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Oh, I understand now. It needs a certain amount of space to even do the cleanup.

 

Ok. Rather than selecting all checkboxes, do them one at a time. If it fails on one, then go to the next. Maybe we can free up some space that will allow it to have more workspace.

 

Managing space on such a small disk is a challenge. If you cannot find what is consuming the space, you may have no choice except to do a clean install. I know that is drastic.

 

On my stick with 32gb storage, I have 19gb free. I only use it for netflix and have no apps installed.

 

Go to c:\users and right-click on your profile and select properties. Let it take its time to sum up and provide you with the amount of storage being consumed by your profile.

 

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AlHill
Super User
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In c:\, do you see any folders like "windows.old"? if you do see windows.old, delete it.

 

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SAnn
Beginner
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The inly file which come up with searching "windows.old" is a file of 378 bytes named " x86 microsoft windows oldertools.... . Asuming this is not the one you meant. Back to the clean up..did clean up one by one.. and same.result... Looking at C /users.. this is 2.13Gb Op di 10 dec. 2019 15:20 schreef Intel Forums <supportreplies@intel.com>:
AlHill
Super User
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Well, something is taking up space. You may want to try this tool to see if you can find where the culprit(s) are:

https://customers.jam-software.de/downloadTrial.php?article_no=80&language=EN&

 

The above link is provided for your convenience. There may be other tools available.

 

Using this tool, take time to explore the various folders to see how much space is being consumed.

 

Also, do you have checkpoints turned on? If so, how much space are you allowing for checkpoitns?

 

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SAnn
Beginner
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i wil have a look later on what your link can do.

regardig the checkpoints, it is not turned on... at least i thinks so. where can i find these?

SAnn
Beginner
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Installed the free version of treesize.. it does scan files.. and stopped at a certain point Scanned 193.421 files.. 69 faults detected.. Does this program any action regarding repair or so...or cleaning up something? Op di 10 dec. 2019 15:43 schreef Intel Forums <supportreplies@intel.com>:
AlHill
Super User
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No,, it just gives you the tree size.

 

It sounds like you have some corruption.

 

My recommendation is to do a clean install of Windows 10, 1909, deleting all partitions, and let Windows 10 create a clean environment.

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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My process to maximize the cleanup is as follows:

 

  1. If offered on the initial scene, click on Clean up system files.
  2. Click on the More Options tab.
  3. In the System Restore and Shadow Copies section, click on Cleanup... and then the Delete button offered.
  4. Click on the Disk Cleanup tab.
  5. In the Files to delete: box, place a checkmark beside all* categories offered [*only one exception: if you use languages other than english, do not check Language Resource Files].
  6. Click on Ok and then the Delete Files button offered.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

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