Windows 10: Should my system files really take up 300 gigs worth of space?

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  1. Evergreen Win User

    Should my system files really take up 300 gigs worth of space?


    Hi, it's my first post and all so I'm just going to make this short. Should my system files really take up 300 gigs worth of space? I downloaded windows 10 through bootcamp on my mac through USB. I dedicated about half of my computer hard drive space to Windows (about 450ish gigs). But in actuality, I only have about 150 gigs because my system files take up a majority of the storage. I'm assuming that this isn't supposed to happen (but it would really suck if it did)

    All help is appreciated!

    :)
     
    Evergreen, Jul 1, 2017
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    Hello all!

    So I have about 300 gigs worth of games and other stuff on my computer. When installing windows 10 do I need to move those files to a different hard drive? Or can I just download windows 10 and have it set up and I'll be on my way playing games after the install?
    How will that work exactly?
     
    AdrianAghaie, Jul 1, 2017
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  3. ZanesZoo Win User
    "choose another drive" option not available in Win10 Update Assistant on tablet

    There is an OS C: 12.9 G free of 28.4 G in File Explorer. System storage says "16.2 gig used out of 29.1 gig".

    There is a System F: 66.8 mb free of 96.0 mb (s/b hidden as I am denied access). This would be Asus's hidden (setup/restore) drive on the primary hard drive. Obviously, a very tiny space.

    There is a Data1 D: 465 G free of 465 G. This is the "external USB" drive built into the keyboard (dock).

    My C: drive shows:

    • 8.58mB eSupport folder,
    • empty PerfLogs folder,
    • 1.22 gig Program Files folder,
    • 50.3 mB Users folder,
    • 11.5 gig Windows folder,
    • 15.1 mb Windows10Upgrade folder,
    • 512 kb mem_dump file, and
    • 61 kb winstatresults file.
    I don't see anything there worth working on to try to free up 3+ gigs of room. According to System Settings, my largest app is MS Office at 586 mb, next largest is Firefox at only 91.6 mb. It would take a long time to delete enough apps to clear off 3
    gig and I would find it hard to believe that I should have to.

    Thank you.
     
    ZanesZoo, Jul 1, 2017
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  4. Berton Win User

    Should my system files really take up 300 gigs worth of space?

    The C:\Windows Folder on mine is about 32GB, the C:\Program Files [32-bit and 64-bit]. The C:\Program Files (x86) [32-bit programs on 64-bit Windows] and ProgramData Folders total about 12GB. Mine may be larger as I have a lot of programs installed but it may also be smaller than others as I have taken to installing larger programs on the D: partition. C: is 150GB and D: is about 780GB, both on the same 1TB HDD.

    It may help to run Disk Cleanup, put that in the Search box or just right-click the partition letter, Properties and run it from there. There's 2 choices, the second will clean up old install files.
     
    Berton, Jul 1, 2017
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  5. Steve C Win User
    Steve C, Apr 4, 2018
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