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Free Up Disk Space Problem ?


torre

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#1
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Intel i3, 2348
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

my2cents

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#2
Hi again torre,

Does it get stuck during the Windows Update Cleanup phase?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

torre

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


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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Intel i3, 2348
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

my2cents

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#4
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:

http://www.eightforums.com/performa...k-clean-up-windows-update-clean-up-stuck.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

torre

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#5
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Intel i3, 2348
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

my2cents

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#6
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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11