Posts Tagged ‘disk space’

Free Up Gigabytes of Disk Space after Windows 10 Creators Update Installation

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

If you’ve recently installed the Windows 10 Creators Update and disk space is an issue, you might find this helpful …

You may save Gigabytes of hard disk space after upgrading a Windows PC to the Windows 10 Creators Update by running the Disk Cleanup Tool. Veteran Windows users know that previous versions of Windows installed on a computer are kept on disk when the operating system is upgraded to a new version. These upgrades can be from an older version of Windows, say Windows 7, to a newer one, say Windows 10, or from an older version of Windows 10 to a newer version.


Free Up Windows 10 Disk Space with Compact OS

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

If you’re running Windows 10 on an older PC and disk space is scarce or almost non-existent, this might help …

Compact OS is a new command line tool that Microsoft introduced in the Windows 10 operating system in an effort to reduce the system’s disk footprint. Probably the biggest change to previous versions of Windows in this regard is that Windows 10 does not need recovery images anymore, as the operating system will use existing files for that instead.


Hard Drive Filling Up? Check Chrome’s File System Folder

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Even if you’ve got plenty of space on your hard drive, it’s still a good idea to make sure it isn’t being filled up with stuff you don’t really need.

I monitor disk space closely on my computer using various built-in tools like Windows Explorer but also third-party programs such as WizTree or the recently reviewed GetFoldersize. Whenever I notice a sharp decline in free space I investigate the matter to find out more about it. While that is sometimes easy to answer, for instance after installation of a large program on the system, it is surprising at other times.


Save Lots of Disk Space with Microsoft’s New Windows Update Cleanup Tool

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Disk space is pretty darned cheap these days, but this still sounds like it could be helpful …

The space a Windows operating system requires grows over time thanks to service packs and updates mostly, but also thanks to other system files and programs that users install on their PC. There are only a few situations where the space requirements drop. This can be after you decide to uninstall a feature that you do not want to use anymore, of by running the Disk Cleanup tool after the installation of a service pack to remove backup files from the system that are created automatically as an option to restore the system to a pre-Service Pack level.


Remove Windows 7 SP1 Backups to Free Up Disk Space

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Here’s yet another Windows 8 SP1 related article; since SP1 was just recently released, I’m sure it’s gonna be a popular topic for a while …

The first service pack for the Windows 7 operating system has been released yesterday (see Windows 7 Service Pack Update Downloads Live) and it seems as if most Windows 7 users did not have troubles installing the update. Service packs are installed with an option to uninstall them again, which is helpful if incompatibilities or stability issues occur after the system has been updated.


Free Up Disk Space by Deleting Older Google Chrome Versions

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you’re running low on hard drive space, you might want to check this out …

You may know that I have a Intel Solid State Drive with 80 Gigabytes of space as my primary hard drive. Windows 7 is installed on that drive and the majority of applications that I use. I recently noticed that the drive was showing that only 10 Gigabytes of free space were remaining. I was not aware of any “big” changes that I made, either by moving or copying data to the c: drive or by installing or updating and application that would be responsible for the loss of free space.