Windows 10: Reduce Windows size in HDD
Reduce Windows size in HDD
sorry for my poor English.
Windows is tkaing around 20GB on my PC, and my HDD is only 32GB has 8GB free.
What and how can I reduce its size to a minimum size?
Bear in mind that Windows creates a copy of the Windows folder when either
- there's a major upgrade build
- you do an in-place upgrade install repair
That is, you need 20Gb free for that.
That begs the question as to where you put your personal data and installed programs.
It is possible to shrink windows significantly- hopefully someone who's familiar with that may help- I've only read about it in passing.
Is that a SSD and do you have another disk in your laptop?
Last edited by dalchina; 11 May 2016 at 06:34.
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The OP probably has a netbook or tablet with Windows installed in 32 GB of eMMC memory. I have two of those devices, a tablet and a stick computer.
Could be, tho' his specs say laptop, and he refers to a HDD... I read somewhere about shrinking Win 10 to some 8Gb.. but never took note as not relevant to me.
@Adalwar - could you complete the specs of the device you're interested in please?
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Last edited by dalchina; 11 May 2016 at 07:01.
Thank you .
Sorry for my mistake, it is a eMMC storage not a "real" HDD.
I can not upgrade, neither use more than 32GB SD-CARD.
@NaviLCDR - Thank you for the info. Disk Cleanup I use it since ages regulary.
Good point that with "Compression", I will try it.
Windows 10 uses a compressed OS on tablets. By default it is normally on.
From an admin command prompt, type
Windows 10 Feature Focus: CompactOS
When you run disk cleanup, select to delete old system files, and tick all boxes in popup list.
Assuming you can put an sd card in, you can change your user directories, and apps to use sd card (settings, sytem, storage).
I cheked it with the CompactOS and is enabled.
I did clean the Drice C: and there not that much to win.
I there a way to uninstall Windows Native App´s. This is a very small laptop and space is required and I do not need / use a lot of that App´s
Be nice to all, please?!
But do you use the full one or the standard one?
cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
To decresse size of WinSxS's folder:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
To remove all system restore points (disable system restore completely, if you do not use it)
vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet
Additionally, you can use CCleaner + WiseCare, to free a few more hundreds MBs, like those 3 settings:
Designer. Gamer. Dad.
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