Windows 10 C drive space not regaining space. deleted update

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  1.    08 Jan 2018 #1

    Windows 10 C drive space not regaining space. deleted update


    i got a massive space filled up 5GB and i deleted the windows update folder via disk cleaner. but the space still shows 175 instead of 180+ help! please

    and when i searched the disk cleaner again. the windows.update is no longer there. but the space should have been increased but its not!
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  2.    08 Jan 2018 #2

    If you are trying to free up more storage space then please follow below instructions.


    You should not delete any system files belongs to Windows OS these system files stored in C:\Windows folder and its subfolders.


    The Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool can be use to analyze the size of the component store and reduce the size of the component store (WinSxS folder). The WinSxS folder is located in the Windows folder, for example C:\Windows\WinSxS. It’s the location for Windows Component Store files. The Windows Component Store is used to support the functions needed for the customization and updating of Windows. Component store (WinSxS folder) contains all the components that make-up Windows to allow you operate your system. These components are kept to rollback any problematic change or to repair a file that becomes corrupted.


    Open the Command Prompt as a Administrator.


    Reduce the size of the component store by typing following command:

    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    You can reduce the size of the component store further by adding the /ResetBase parameter. The installed Windows Updates cannot be uninstalled after the '/StartComponentCleanup' with '/ResetBase' operation is completed.

    Type following command:

    Code:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

    You can use WinDirStat program to find out sizes of files that are taking more disk space than other files and delete files you don't need.

    Clean all temporary files with CCleaner program.

    Open the Command Prompt as a Administrator.


    Code:
     Net stop wuauserv 
    
    Rd  /s  /q  %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution
    Above command will delete folder where cache of Windows updates stored.
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  3.    08 Jan 2018 #3

    @Oxlzlope - since you didn't specify, I'll ask:

    1) Did you use the "Clean up system files" in Disk Cleanup?

    2) Do you have System Protection active on C: drive and, if so, how much disk space do you have allocated to it?
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  4.    09 Jan 2018 #4

    Word Man said: View Post
    @Oxlzlope - since you didn't specify, I'll ask:

    1) Did you use the "Clean up system files" in Disk Cleanup?

    2) Do you have System Protection active on C: drive and, if so, how much disk space do you have allocated to it?
    Yeah.

    about 5gb. since the old size was 179 or 180.

    and no. i dont have system protection in C
    Last edited by Oxlzlope; 10 Jan 2018 at 00:33.
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  5.    10 Jan 2018 #5

    forgot to mention that its a windows update cleanup thats 4+ gb
    it showed the first time. but it got stuck. now the windows update is missing from disk cleanup
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  6. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       10 Jan 2018 #6

    Many times Windows Disk Cleanup tool will report numbers that don't make sense. It' been that way for years.
    You have got 176 GB of free space so 5 misreported gigs is no big deal.

    Remember that you should reboot after running Disk Cleanup.

    Jack
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  7.    10 Jan 2018 #7

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Many times Windows Disk Cleanup tool will report numbers that don't make sense. It' been that way for years.
    You have got 176 GB of free space so 5 misreported gigs is no big deal.

    Remember that you should reboot after running Disk Cleanup.

    Jack
    yeah but before this happened i got 179 of free space. now 175
    and i didn't installed any program
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       10 Jan 2018 #8

    Oxlzlope said: View Post
    yeah but before this happened i got 179 of free space. now 175
    and i didn't installed any program
    Disk Cleanup reported numbers of what it can clean up, and what it actually will cleanup will rarely, if ever, be the same. First, an understanding of what is meant by "Cleanup". When Disk Cleanup runs against the Update Files (patches, cumulatives, etc.) it is first reporting what it found, plain and simple. When the cleanup occurs, not all files are actually deleted, most of the Updates (patches, etc.) are compressed as opposed to deleted. That is done to allow for the possibility of uninstalling (have to know what it contains) and other system functions. It gets quite complex. So, it is not known at the time of reporting up front what the actual savings will be, it is impossible to know until they are compressed and finished.
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  9.    10 Jan 2018 #9

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Disk Cleanup reported numbers of what it can clean up, and what it actually will cleanup will rarely, if ever, be the same. First, an understanding of what is meant by "Cleanup". When Disk Cleanup runs against the Update Files (patches, cumulatives, etc.) it is first reporting what it found, plain and simple. When the cleanup occurs, not all files are actually deleted, most of the Updates (patches, etc.) are compressed as opposed to deleted. That is done to allow for the possibility of uninstalling (have to know what it contains) and other system functions. It gets quite complex. So, it is not known at the time of reporting up front what the actual savings will be, it is impossible to know until they are compressed and finished.
    guess i'll have to wait for the next semi major update of windows so it will appear again.
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  10. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       10 Jan 2018 #10

    Things I try to remember.

    1. You can run Disk Cleanup as often as you care to and then reboot.
    2. Windows 10 will not remove anything that will hurt Windows 10.
    3. Windows 10 tries to protect itself at all times.
    4. Their are many things in Windows 10 and older Windows operating systems, that report things differently.
    5. Their are things going on in Windows 10 that my three brain cells will never understand.
    6. Their are many things going on in any Windows operating system that Microsoft doesn't tell anybody.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    For myself, I'm not going to spend a lot of time chasing a few MB's of (I don't knows).
    I will just get on with my life and learn and enjoy Windows 10.

    Just my thoughts.

    Jack
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