1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Upgrade Size Problem


    Hello, I have tried a number of times to upgrade my desktop/laptop from Windows 7 pro to Windows 10 pro 1709, which installs with no problems. However, I notice that the disk space used under Windows 7 including my programs, is about 36gb; increases to over 50gb after I install Windows 10 and do whatever updates there are. I have also removed the many apps that I will never use, and find that it makes little difference. Windows 10 does not allow what is installed and therefore no control to the user. Why is there such a huge increase in disk use after the upgrade? When I at first upgraded to Windows 10 1703, the size remained at about 36gb, but the increase came after 1709. Is there any way to prevent 1709 being installed when doing other updates?

    Thanks,
    Andy
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,074
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, Have a look for Windows.old. That is there to support reversion: it is automatically deleted after 10 days. It's about the size of your Windows folder. If you really want to delete it manually see the relevant tutorial.

    It really isn't worth bothering to remove default universal apps you don't want or use simply for space.
    Windows 10 does not allow what is installed and therefore no control to the user.
    If you're referring to updates, you can, even with Home, set updates to Notify.
    (Winaero Tweaker (free) or see the tutorial here on enable-disable updates and search for Notify).
    If you have Pro you can use the group policy editor.
    Granted, Win 10's default handling is a poor choice.

    The tutorials also give other ways of controlling certain updates if necessary.

    Also make use of Active Hours in Settings to limit restarts.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, Have a look for Windows.old. That is there to support reversion: it is automatically deleted after 10 days. It's about the size of your Windows folder. If you really want to delete it manually see the relevant tutorial.


    It really isn't worth bothering to remove default universal apps you don't want or use simply for space.


    If you're referring to updates, you can, even with Home, set updates to Notify.
    i, thanks very much, this is very helpful.(Winaero Tweaker (free) or see the tutorial here on enable-disable updates and search for Notify).
    If you have Pro you can use the group policy editor.
    Granted, Win 10's default handling is a poor choice.

    The tutorials also give other ways of controlling certain updates if necessary.

    Also make use of Active Hours in Settings to limit restarts.
    thanks very much
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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