1.    10 Sep 2015 #1
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    Taking up more space with each installation try


    I've tried to update my laptop from W7 to W10 for the last 2 days. Each time I try my laptop redownloads and tries a reinstall. With each redownload more space is taken up on my C: drive to the point now that I don't have enough memory to try another update. How can I clear out this newly taken up space to try another install?
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2
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    Use the built in windows Disk Cleanup utility and select the "Remove system files" option (or something like that, can't remember exactly what the option is, but it's right on the front window). You can find the Disk Cleanup utility under either Windows Accessories or Windows Administrator Tools - again, can't remember which.

    Then try doing the upgrade with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool:
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  3.    10 Sep 2015 #3
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    Thanks so much for you help.
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  4.    10 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by 23scadoo View Post
    Thanks so much for you help.
    On Windows 7 looks like it is under Accessories -> System Tools.

    When it runs, it will stall for a minute or two "calculating", then you click the option for system files or update files, then it will close and reopen and stall again for a minute or two before it presents a list of what to remove. I just click everything on the list.
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  5.    10 Sep 2015 #5
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    I went through the Disk Cleanup before posting here and cleaned out a few things. I don't recall anything called "Remove system files" but I don't see it there now. If I had selected it previously to clean out then I would have more room on my hard drive now.
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  6.    10 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by 23scadoo View Post
    I went through the Disk Cleanup before posting here and cleaned out a few things. I don't recall anything called "Remove system files" but I don't see it there now. If I had selected it previously to clean out then I would have more room on my hard drive now.


    Might have to run as administrator, maybe, to get it? It's Clean up system files.
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  7.    10 Sep 2015 #7
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    I think I might have found the issue
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  8.    10 Sep 2015 #8
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    and the issue is ????
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