1.    24 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    cant run windows updates - keep getting request to free up space.


    Can someone help me please...

    I cant seem to run MS Windows and Office auto updates (or manual).

    keep getting the following message
    'Updates are available, but we temporarily need 489.48 MB-489.48 MB of space to download. Remove some things you don't need right now and we'll try again.'

    There is currently 10.6GB of free space on the system partition.

    I have just (on Friday 20 Feb 2016) installed the Windows 10 upgrade from the MS site.
    Took 6/7 attempts to finally get it done.

    HDMI driver not working
    Audio not working properly (keeps saying USB Audio playback default) I don't have anything plugged in. I have a realtek HD Audio installed.
    Wifi is very flaky.....keeps disconnecting or reporting limited connection intermittently......15/20 times a day.
    Running virgin Superhub, with 150mb pipe,

    everything was working perfectly prior to the Upgrade from windows 7 sp1 to Windows 10.

    I am not particularly IT literate but will post any info required to resolve my issues.
    please help me if you can.

    Thanks
    Hariomash
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  2.    24 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
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    Windows 10 Home

    Welcme to TenForums, hariomash.

    First, try running Disk Cleanup - use the extended mode if necessary - Detailed Tutorial is here: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html NOTE - running this in extended mode will offer ability to remove old Windows OS files (can be quite a chunk of change) but that will also remove the ability to roll back from Win10 to the prior operating system.
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  3.    24 Feb 2016 #3
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    Thank you for the quick response Word Man.
    I have done disk clean several times. Also used CCleaner, defragged the drive and cleaned up the registry using ccleaner.
    Moved chunks of files and uninstalled several programs.
    moved my old OS temp files to another USB drive, in total moved over 15Gb and still getting same message.
    I am going bald tearing my hair out.
    \Any other suggestions?

    Hariomash
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,193
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Download: TreeSize Portable Free then run as admin to find out where all the space taken.
    And download: TFC Temporary file removal tool then run as admin to delete all temp files. This program will kill some background processes to unlock temp files in order to delete, will need to sign out and sign back in when done.

    In addition, delete everything under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    which contains all the Windows Updates files that were already installed.
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  5.    24 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    You might want to double check that your System Restore storage allocation is not set at an unreasonable level - I'll hazard a guess that more than 15-20 GB would be unreasonable. If you need guidance on that, look in particular at step 10 (set system usage you want) in this Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...0-a.html?ltr=S

    In any event, if you have 15 or 20 GB, you could lower the slider to a minimum to regain most of that space, at worst just for the time being, going back to a higher setting later if need be.
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    You might want to double check that your System Restore storage allocation is not set at an unreasonable level - I'll hazard a guess that more than 15-20 GB would be unreasonable. If you need guidance on that, look in particular at step 10 (set system usage you want) in this Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...0-a.html?ltr=S

    In any event, if you have 15 or 20 GB, you could lower the slider to a minimum to regain most of that space, at worst just for the time being, going back to a higher setting later if need be.
    Thanks again WORD MAN
    The System Restore file is set at 4Gb.
    I can't see any windows Temp files or .old files anywhere on my C: drive.
    C: drive Properties shows 32Gb free, after I have moved files to an external USB DRIVE.
    NB the message only asks for under 500Mb of temp free space. Should be plenty of space to run updates, even a full upgrade. what stupid thing am I doing wrong ?
    Thanks Hariomash.
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Download: TreeSize Portable Free then run as admin to find out where all the space taken.
    And download: TFC Temporary file removal tool then run as admin to delete all temp files. This program will kill some background processes to unlock temp files in order to delete, will need to sign out and sign back in when done.

    In addition, delete everything under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    which contains all the Windows Updates files that were already installed.
    Thank you Topguncdp....
    will try tomorrow and will let you know the outcome.
    It is 2.0 am in uk and I going to bed now . Thank you
    Hariomash
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