Windows 10: Why does Disk Clean-up take forever?


  1. Posts : 1,927
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       19 Nov 2015 #1

    Why does Disk Clean-up take forever?


    Windows 10.10240 on a 40 GB HDD partition - required to make another 7 GB for upgrade to 10.10586. Deleted a few GB of ISO downloads and then ran Disk Clean-up for about 400MB.

    So far it has taken about twice as long to do the clean up as it will to complete the upgrade, and it's only 2/3 cleaned.

    Tedious to say the least.
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  2.    20 Nov 2015 #2

    No idea, my takes 2-3 minutes including windows.old.
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  3. Posts : 5,139
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       20 Nov 2015 #3

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Windows 10.10240 on a 40 GB HDD partition - required to make another 7 GB for upgrade to 10.10586. Deleted a few GB of ISO downloads and then ran Disk Clean-up for about 400MB.

    So far it has taken about twice as long to do the clean up as it will to complete the upgrade, and it's only 2/3 cleaned.

    Tedious to say the least.
    I am glad I am not the only one who finds the native Disk Cleanup taking forever to run.
    That is why I use Ccleaner for about 2 years now.
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  4.    20 Nov 2015 #4

    Stuck on Windows update cleanup? It runs dism to cleanup WinSxS I think and this takes a while.
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  5.    21 Nov 2015 #5

    Disk cleanup on build 10586 is slightly faster.
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       21 Nov 2015 #6

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Windows 10.10240 on a 40 GB HDD partition - required to make another 7 GB for upgrade to 10.10586. Deleted a few GB of ISO downloads and then ran Disk Clean-up for about 400MB.

    So far it has taken about twice as long to do the clean up as it will to complete the upgrade, and it's only 2/3 cleaned.

    Tedious to say the least.
    Answer: Hard Drives 2 Seagate 500 GBs, Maxtor 300GB, WD160 all rescued from old Sky and NTL STB throwouts.

    But seriously see this thread: Answer: Why it can take Disk Cleanup so long
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