Windows Needs More Space???


  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows Needs More Space???


    Apparently Windows needs more space on my (C:) drive for its latest update. However, when I open the 'Storage Usage' box in 'Settings' it shows that I have 7.39GB of 'Temporary Files'. When I open the 'Temp. file' it shows a total of just a few MB's. Any suggestions? I show 2.46GB of free space left on 'Local Disk (C:)' So I deleted my 'Pictures' in (C:) & should have gained 10GB of storage space, but it still shows only 2.46GB.

    Any help appreciated!!Apparently Windows needs more space on my (C:) drive for its latest update. However, when I open the 'Storage Usage' box in 'Settings' it shows that I have 7.39GB of 'Temporary Files'. When I open the 'Temp. file' it shows a total of just a few MB's. Any suggestions? I show 2.46GB of free space left on 'Local Disk (C:)' So I deleted my 'Pictures' in (C:) & should have gained 10GB of storage space, but it still shows only 2.46GB.
    I have a SD Card with 31.3GB of free space on it. However, I converted that into a OneDrive partition in 'Disk Management, so that all OneDrive's files could be transferred from 'Local Disk (C:) to OneDrive OHD (O:) Any help appreciated!!
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,273
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, you can try this tutorial
    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    and /or you can try running Ccleaner (free)

    Typically you will need as much free space as your Windows folder for upgrading (if that's what you're doing) to create Windows.old. And then you still need some free space of course.

    If it's an update, well, you should need less.

    2.46Gb free space is, in any case, far too small - I would expect your system to be relatively slow at times as it pages things in and out of your 4Gb of RAM.

    Best practice is not to keep personal data on C: - you can easily create your own files, folders on a different disk and create your own libraries or add the folders to an existing library.

    Whilst you can relocate standard folders to another disk, there are quite a few threads where people have run into significant problems doing so.
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  3. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for reply dalchina.
    Actually I don't have any personal data on my Local Disk (C:). The 'Windows' folder in (C:) takes up 25GB of space
    from a total of 30GB net available on the disk. That's why I created a new disk named OneDrive (O:) on a SD Card & transferred my
    OneDrive files to it. Windows needs the space for updating. No upgrading involved. I am using a mini-pc with only a 32GB disk available. I have it hooked up to HDMI3 on my TV & use the 40" monitor. I do have a 68GB USB flash drive also installed at the moment, but that was only to be used as a backup in case I screwed up creating a new disk for OneDrive.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,273
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    I see. There are threads on trying to cope with such limited space... I'll just point you to them, and hopefully someone who's dealt with these configurations will comment further.

    (I searched the forum for
    tablet space
    in this case)
    Enlarge C storage on Nextbook tablet when it only has 32 GB? Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    Creators Update - tablet - not enough space for upgrade. SD card? - Windows 10 Forums
    Not enough space on hard drive for Windows Update - Windows 10 Forums
    Not enough space for upgrade Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    There may be some ideas there. Good luck!
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  5. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 3,761
    Windows 10
       #5

    I'd also recommend downloading and running Josh Cell Software's excellent Uncleaner tool. Here's a link to grab it from MajorGeeks (a reliable source of virus-free downloads): Download UnCleaner - MajorGeeks.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 15,412
    10 Home x64 (2004) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    You also asked about space here Will operating system still work if.................!!

    To which I replied...
    Bree said:
    There's a TenForums tutorial that may help:
    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10
    In particular, I'd start with Disk Cleanup's 'Clean up system files' (step 14) and step 21 'Turn off System Protection for drives'.

    This from Microsoft may help too:
    Forum Article | How to Upgrade to the latest Windows 10 Feature Update on a Drive with Limited Space
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