Windows 10: Loosing HD Space...HELP ! Solved

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  1.    04 Jun 2017 #1

    Loosing HD Space...HELP !


    I have a Dell Tablet running Windows 10. 32Gig HD. Down to 5 Gigs free space. I keep loosing free space. A month ago I had 6.5 Gigs of free space. Today, I am down to 5 Gigs.

    I have no idea whats going on. I have turned off Windows Auto Updates, turned off the Windows Store, removed all downloads to a flash drive. Un-installed all extra/useless programs. Running Ccleaner every other day. Only thing being installed is A/V updates.

    Can anyone offer any help? I have nothing left to remove.
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  2.    04 Jun 2017 #2

    You might consider getting a SSD, solid state drive,
    120gb to 128gbruns ~ $50
    256gb ~ $100

    If you do, you might uninstall a few programs & see if you can free up some space.
    Then install Macrium Reflect, free version.
    Study up on that product.
    You would want to build an Emergency rescue disk first.
    Then you could clone your present hard drive to the SSD.
    Swap then out, and in most case you could them boot up.
    Your old hard drive would still be usable just in case.
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  3.    04 Jun 2017 #3

    me75006 said: View Post
    You might consider getting a SSD, solid state drive,
    120gb to 128gbruns ~ $50
    256gb ~ $100

    If you do, you might uninstall a few programs & see if you can free up some space.
    Then install Macrium Reflect, free version.
    Study up on that product.
    You would want to build an Emergency rescue disk first.
    Then you could clone your present hard drive to the SSD.
    Swap then out, and in most case you could them boot up.
    Your old hard drive would still be usable just in case.
    I don't think the OP is going to be able to cram an SSD into a Dell Venu 8 Pro Tablet shell.
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  4.    04 Jun 2017 #4

    Good catch Edwin.

    Use of adding a microSD card may be an option.
    Check user manuals/documentation.

    found here:
    Dell Venue 8 Pro price, specifications, features, comparison

    The Dell Venue 8 Pro is powered by 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The tablet packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.
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       04 Jun 2017 #5

    I added a 64GB MicroSDXC card to my Venue 8. Sometimes have to point downloads to that disk instead of C:.
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  6.    04 Jun 2017 #6

    Maybe a full System Disk Cleanup on C:
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  7.    05 Jun 2017 #7

    I just found out Windows Update is on. I turned it off in "Services", but somehow it changed from disabled to manual. Not happy about this.

    Does anyone know where the files used for updating Windows are downloaded to? I'm thinking to delete them to free up some space.
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  8.    05 Jun 2017 #8

    milford said: View Post
    ......Does anyone know where the files used for updating Windows are downloaded to? I'm thinking to delete them to free up some space.
    C: Drive
    You need to run Disk Cleanup (System Files) to delete them.
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  9.    05 Jun 2017 #9

    Two things you can do:

    1) Disable System Protection, I'm sure there's a tutorial on the site here.

    2) Turn off Hibernation, again probably a tutorial here.

    Also, run Disk Cleanup Wizard, make sure to select system files and select everything.
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  10.    05 Jun 2017 #10

    Mystere said: View Post
    Two things you can do:

    1) Disable System Protection, I'm sure there's a tutorial on the site here.

    2) Turn off Hibernation, again probably a tutorial here.

    Also, run Disk Cleanup Wizard, make sure to select system files and select everything.
    1) turn off in advanced system settings.

    2) run "powercfg - h off" from admin command prompt

    3) correct about disk cleanup.
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