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Free Up Disk Space Problem ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit

    Free Up Disk Space Problem ?


    Anyone having problems with running the admin tool "Free Up Disk Space ?"


    When cleaning system files, does not fully complete on my system and and seems to put strain on HDD (laptop fan high rpm). When I cancel the procedure, it will not start again until after restart of computer.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi again torre,

    Does it get stuck during the Windows Update Cleanup phase?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post

    Does it get stuck during the Windows Update Cleanup phase?


    Possible. Have not closely looked. I do check all areas to be cleaned.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    This will take some time after applying several Windows Updates. In fact, I have seen it take a few hours (or more) in some cases; however, I have an alternative way of dealing with this issue but I will not propose it at this time because someone else has report success with an alternative method. See this post and let us know:

    Disk Clean-up - Windows Update Clean-up Stuck.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Thanks for the link. Will try next time.

    Just checked and even though before Free Disk Space would not complete it did clean all areas. I ran it again with areas that had since accumulated and it ran with no problems. However, Windows Updates were not on the list so earlier problem was Windows Updates cleaning after a reset as you suggested.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Thanks for the link. Will try next time.

    Just checked and even though before Free Disk Space would not complete it did clean all areas. I ran it again with areas that had since accumulated and it ran with no problems. However, Windows Updates were not on the list so earlier problem was Windows Updates cleaning after a reset as you suggested.
    Thanks for the feedback. You may not see it again until you download a bunch of updates at one time. Cheers!
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