Windows 10: install size Update vs Clean

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  1.    06 May 2015 #11

    Dism


    topgundcp said: View Post
    C:\Windows usually ~ 20GB:
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    1. Delete everything in C:\Windows\Panther, those files were used during installation and no longer needed
    2. Delete everything under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download. Windows stores all downloaded updates.
      NOTE: Don't delete while Windows Updates is running.
    3. From Admin Command prompt, run: dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup to reduce the size of WinSxS folder
    topguncp, you're a nice feller yep....
    smart as a whip.....................................
    jump right in there with an answer............. yep
    and good answers too
    BUT:
    "QUOTE=topgundcp;234874]C:\Windows usually ~ 20GB"
    My Win8.1 machine Windows folder is 16.0GB
    my Win10/64 machine Windows folder is 12.5GB
    my Win10/32 machine is 8.28GB
    SO: Your 20GB is no where near usual
    and:
    Now that you posted the instructions on cleaning it, why don't you post the rest of the instructions on how to determine if it should be cleaned
    If I run your command to clean it and there's no change I'll be back with "didn't work!", what do I do now????
    just a thought............................
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       06 May 2015 #12

    @Roger
    My Win8.1 machine Windows folder is 16.0GB
    my Win10/64 machine Windows folder is 12.5GB
    my Win10/32 machine is 8.28GB
    SO: Your 20GB is no where near usual
    and:
    Now that you posted the instructions on cleaning it, why don't you post the rest of the instructions on how to determine if it should be cleaned
    If I run your command to clean it and there's no change I'll be back with "didn't work!", what do I do now????
    just a thought............................
    I said ~20GB but actually it is 17.5GB to be exact.
    It is very easy to explain. Here's is my desktop Windows10X64 build 10102 with a few applications installed and yes it is 12.3 GB:
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    Now the question is How many applications software did you install in yours ? Don't forget when you install third party software, majority of DLL's are also put in C:\Windows, C:\Windows\system32.

    The screen shot I've shown in previous post are fully functional Windows 10 Build 10074, same desktop, with tons of third party software + MS Office installed:
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    So The difference between 17.5GB from my previous post and 12.3 GB are from the third party software, not from Windows.

    Hope this clears up the confusion !!!
    Last edited by topgundcp; 06 May 2015 at 17:41.
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