Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?

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  1. whs
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    Windows 7
       #11

    Yeah right, I forgot to mention that. For me it is normal. If it is not elevated, nothing works in cmd. Thanks for jumping in.
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #12

    @donegaljoe
    Yes, try again as suggested by Word Man. If still does not work then this folder is corrupted. You will need to use other mean to delete it.
    My suggestion is to download: Download - Linux Mint and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to create a bootable USB. Boot up with the USB then delete the folder: "System Volume Information". Reboot and Windows will re-create this folder.
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  3. Posts : 63
    windows 7 32 bit and windows 10 pr0 64 bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Thanks guys for all your help, I really appreciate it.

    Well guess what, I went to switch the computer on and its totally dead, so has to go back for supplier to fix as its got three years support, probably will take a few weeks.

    As regards the command prompt I did run it as admin, right clicking on start on windows 10 and using run as admin there, the command ran successfully and did reduce system restore space to 500mb, but nevertheless that 42gb folder in system volume was still there.

    The above suggestion to download Linux Mint seems good as well. I wonder if I can create a live DVD with that and somehow browse to the system volume and delete that way? Or I have to use Rufus as well?

    Anyway folks, will have to get the computer back first after repair. I will keep updated as regards this problem.

    Thanks to all for your kind help.
    Joe
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  4. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #14

    The above suggestion to download Linux Mint seems good as well. I wonder if I can create a live DVD with that and somehow browse to the system volume and delete that way? Or I have to use Rufus as well?
    You can create a live CD using either USB or DVD. Boot up then double click on My Computer and navigate to C drive to delete the folder. The reason I suggest using Linux because if you use Windows Recovery disk or WinPE, you will have the permission problem and won't be able to delete it.

    Here's what it looks like in Linux Mint. I just deleted "System Volume Information"
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    Windows re-created a new folder 20KB in size:
    Windows 10 almost 90gb in size?-s3.jpg
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  5. Posts : 63
    windows 7 32 bit and windows 10 pr0 64 bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Thank you Topgundcp, that is very useful. Will be using it when I get computer back, and will post back , asap when computer is returned to me.

    Thanks to all others as well for your help, really appreciated.

    :)

    Joe
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  6. Posts : 63
    windows 7 32 bit and windows 10 pr0 64 bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Just an update, I got computer back, tried mint but fatal error for some reason booting up as a live cd, tried an old version of Linux I have lying around Puppy Linux live cd, doesn't support usb keyboards or mice, but I had older ones here so managed to use them.

    Was able to log on and see the system volume folder in the windows drive, but for some reason couldn't delete them, write or read error or something like that.

    Maybe I should have gone into properties on drive and had to allow something.

    Anyways got fed up with it all and reset pc to windows 8.1 and upgraded to 10 again, everything seems fine now 41gb instead of the former 80-90gb.

    I would like to thank everyone for all their help
    Joe
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  7. Posts : 343
    Windows 10
       #17

    donegaljoe said:
    Hi folks,

    I got a small form factor pc for my son last week, came with windows 8.1 had some programs installed and the space occupied was about 40gb out of 500gb on the C drive.

    Anyways I partitioned the drive (he wont be putting a lot of stuff on it) to store my image backups of C creating another drive E with about 97gb on it.

    The C drive now has 351 GB capacity (recovery Reset drive is just over 14 gb) so those sums add up ok

    Anyways I installed windows 10 and now the used space on Drive C is now just under 90Gb.
    I have installed little else, and have managed to delete the windows.old folder but just think that 90GB used space is a bit too much for a new PC. I have ran disk clean up but same result.

    Is this normal, and if not what could be the problem? I even went into the C drive (with hidden folders and system folders to be shown) and calculated each folder but to my reckoning it should all add up to less than 40gb.

    I have also did an error check on the drive, drive came up as ok, and turned off system restore to see if that helped, same result.

    I also did a avast scan and malewarebytes scan, they did show up infections even on windows 8.1 like Backdoor Bifrose , but all that has been taken care of, come up as clean now.

    Is just under 90Gb used space for a relatively new computer upgraded from windows 8.1 normal?

    Thanks for any help
    Joe
    Well if you do the upgrade there is a file created that's called windows.old which stores setting and you OS that you upgraded from. You have 30 days to roll back before it goes away.
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