Windows 10: Clear things safely from Windows\Installer folder?

Discus and support Clear things safely from Windows\Installer folder? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey all - I have a lady who asked me to do an SSD upgrade on her Toshiba laptop running Win10 (latest version). It's got a 500GB drive and the drive I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Darkstrike, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Clear things safely from Windows\Installer folder?


    Hey all - I have a lady who asked me to do an SSD upgrade on her Toshiba laptop running Win10 (latest version).

    It's got a 500GB drive and the drive I purchased for the upgrade is a 256GB Crucial MX500 SSD. I purchased a smaller one because I know she has very few programs and files on the machine...but...

    The thing is, even though she has next to no programs and very little data on her laptop, the Windows\Installer folder is taking up 140GB of space!?!?


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    Is there a safe way to clear some of this junk from the Windows/Installer folder? I mean, it HAS to be junk, she's got next to nothing on the machine! Orphaned installers or the like maybe...?

    Thanks for any suggestions!

    :)
     
    Darkstrike, Jul 13, 2020
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    exodusprime1337, Jul 13, 2020
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    crazyeyesreaper, Jul 13, 2020
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  4. Clear things safely from Windows\Installer folder?

    Clear Pagefile on Shutdown


    I've been looking into clearing the pagefile, and I found the following steps at a somewhat dated webpage:
    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
     
    gregyurkon, Jul 13, 2020
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