Windows 10: anniversary image

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  1.    29 Aug 2016 #1

    anniversary image


    Hello
    I upgraded from Win 10 1511 to the the Anniversary and it runs well. I just removed the win.old with disc cleanup and remove system files.
    It is odd that the image with the lap is 14 GB which sounds normal but this is 46 GB.
    I have removed all I can see to remove.
    Why is the image so big?
    Even the 1511 was only about 15 GB.
    I don't think I have to do a clean install, although it is preferable, just to get a correct image size.
    I am using Macrium on both and on the 1511 before that.
    It seems 15 GB is more reasonable than 46.
    TY
    Peter
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  2.    29 Aug 2016 #2

    Run treesize - probably some hidden folders or temporary files.
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  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3

    treesize


    cereberus said: View Post
    Run treesize - probably some hidden folders or temporary files.

    I ran tresize to clean the external drive of trash and left over images.
    How do you suggest I do so to find these left overs in C:\?
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    Windows 10 14590 x64 and Win Insider test builds
       29 Aug 2016 #4

    maranna said: View Post
    Hello
    I upgraded from Win 10 1511 to the the Anniversary and it runs well. I just removed the win.old with disc cleanup and remove system files.
    It is odd that the image with the lap is 14 GB which sounds normal but this is 46 GB.
    I have removed all I can see to remove.
    Why is the image so big?
    Even the 1511 was only about 15 GB.
    I don't think I have to do a clean install, although it is preferable, just to get a correct image size.
    I am using Macrium on both and on the 1511 before that.
    It seems 15 GB is more reasonable than 46.
    TY
    Peter
    With some (a few) UWP apps .exe programs ,files ,folders and data on 14905 here is my storage that I manage so as not to fill up the 14905 SSD .

    14905 is on the smaller SSD ofc .

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  5.    29 Aug 2016 #5

    treesize


    I removed the recycle and Mint I did not know I had.
    Any other ideas?
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  6.    29 Aug 2016 #6

    You could also check and see how many restore points are saved. They can take up a lot of space. If you have CCleaner it will show you how many you have under its Tools Option. You can also check your restore points in your System's folder.
    2nd Option is to run cleammgr.exe in extended mode:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
    This will give you alot more options for files to remove in your Windows.
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  7.    29 Aug 2016 #7

    treesize


    I am not a very high level user.
    What should I remove from the attachment?
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  8. Posts : 1,431
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       30 Aug 2016 #8

    Also note Windows will clean up the old files automatically - someone told me after 10 days?
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  9.    30 Aug 2016 #9

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    You could also check and see how many restore points are saved. They can take up a lot of space. If you have CCleaner it will show you how many you have under its Tools Option. You can also check your restore points in your System's folder.
    2nd Option is to run cleammgr.exe in extended mode:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
    This will give you alot more options for files to remove in your Windows.
    >>please explain.
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  10.    30 Aug 2016 #10

    maranna said: View Post
    >>please explain.
    If you have CCleaner free version, than you can check to see how many Restore points you have saved....if any. These can take up lots of hard drive space. Depending on how many you have.
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    On the 2nd Option all you do is open up a Windows Command Prompt Admin. (right click on your Windows Start menu)
    Then Copy and paste the command I posted into the Command prompt window, and check all the boxes it shows you.
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35

    This is like your Windows disk cleaner except with MORE options.
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