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  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, I'm not sure why Disk Cleanup is not removing them.

    This process last about 30 minutes and finish without nothing
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  2. #12

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    64-bit Windows 10

    It shouldn't take that long at all. Maybe a few minutes at most.
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  3. #13

    Quote Originally Posted by zdzisek2000 View Post
    I used ccleaner and many other options but still i have 480mb [ windows update ] when run disc cleanup.
    Whats going on?
    Sorry guys... but I cringe every time I hear that someone has used CCleaner and now something doesn't work. My suggestion would be to try Wise Disk Cleaner Free Freeware download and reviews from SnapFiles as an alternative going forward and I'm sure it will resolve your current problem as well.

    Good luck.
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  4. #14

    Brink,you say earlier on that clean up does not remove certain files until 7 days have passed.Is Windows update one of them.I did a factory restore after getting my laptop back from repair (it got a new hdd) and I was running disc clean up and it seemed to be stuck at Windows Update files for ages,until I gave up and cancelled it after 40 minutes.I thought there was something wrong with my laptop until I read what you had said,so if Windows Update is one of them,I can stop worrying.
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  5. #15

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Yes, but it still shouldn't take that long either way. Was there any HDD activity during this?
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  6. #16

    Yes.The blue light was continually blinking on and off.
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  7. #17

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Well, it sounds like it was working, but I've never had it take very long to finished though.
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  8. #18

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Just a thought -

    Maybe try deleting each category one by one leaving the biggest to last ?
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  9. #19

    Thanks for the replies.I'll try that.
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  10. #20

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Windows system update

    Hello and excuse me for interrupting. I have over 300 MB in the same place and am asking if the box should be ticked and run more than once.
    I do not know which boxes in Win 8 should be ticked and how often the system cleanup should be run.
    The terms are confusing as there is a disc cleanup and a clean up system files.
    I have been running the first regularly and the latter just this once with only the updates box checked.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you
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